Do you know Francisco Baires?
Today, we say goodbye and good luck to a wonderful friend, great mentor, and committed organizer. We wish Francisco all the best as he continues his work as an advocate in Connecticut.
As Community Programs Director, Francisco has facilitated and organized many Y programs and partnerships including La La Línea, Friday Forum-Fall 2013 and C-U Immigration Forum. Francisco has also served as advisor for Y student programs, La Colectiva and Amnesty International UIUC.
During Francisco's three-year stay, the Y has experienced so much positive growth and change. We thank Francisco for helping the Y develop cause-driven leaders and strengthen our advocacy for immigrant families and communities in C-U.
We will not forget what Francisco has taught us and his legacy he has left at the Y.
Goodbye and good luck, Francisco! We will miss you!