Ms. Claudia’s motto “A Posse Ad Esse” means “From Possibility to Reality” — a reference to the origins of our infant thru Kindergarten Day School — Ms. Claudia’s Village Academy, and the vision of the Founder and Owner, Ms. Claudia. She is passionate about children, education, giving back and the future. Her relentless drive stems from watching her parents work hard and lead by example within a bustling home in a new country. They taught her invaluable life lessons as a young girl that have proven fruitful as a young entrepreneur starting a business and later as Mayor of El Portal. “My focus is all heart and a dogged pursuit of a life characterized by a strong sense of civic duty and love for people —family and community that was ingrained in me at an early age.” says Ms. Claudia.
Her late mother and six older sisters are her role models. As the youngest, she has witnessed firsthand the sacrifices women throughout the generations have made for their families as well as the changes to the roles women can play. Given the sacrifices she witnessed from the women before her, she values the opportunities and life she has. “I live my life honoring my late mother and sisters – my passion is to hire, inspire, and mentor community college girls and single mothers as they work toward their higher education, purpose and/or career, while simultaneously receiving entrepreneurial skills. I hope to empower, encourage and inspire all girls – all women to rise up to overcome challenges. I live each day as a living example of a woman who always recovers from setbacks no matter how difficult or frequent they are.” Ms. Claudia.
Ms. Claudia is often asked what’s her greatest joy and accomplishment: “The circle of life – the impact we make and the young lives we have touched and changed. This evolution of having students as early as 3 years of age who start off in my preschool, who then continues on to attend our after-care program, who then comes back to volunteer while in high school to then some of who have come back to work here and I am their first employer. There’s nothing like this. We are shaping the future – it starts here with us, everyday – inspiring the next generation of future leaders, one child at at time! That’s my joy – this is my purpose – they are my why!”
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