I am Mariela Hernandez, Zone 6 navigator for the Family Success Alliance I was born in Guanajuato, Mexico. I have lived in Carrboro/Chapel Hill for ¾ of my life so I consider myself from NC. I am a proud parent of three very busy kids 15, 12 and 8. As a parent I know the importance of being involved with my kids and their school activities. I am known in my kids’ schools as one of several go-to parents that can provide assistance to other parents who might be having some trouble.
When I heard of the Family Success Alliance and their goal of assuring all kids in Orange County have the opportunity for a healthy, safe and productive life from the day they are born until they go to college, I was all in for the project. As I was growing up my parents were unaware of support around them for several reasons. Because of language barriers and lack of transportation, we sometimes fell through the gaps. So my goal is not to have any of our community kids fall through these gaps and give them a chance to be successful and thrive in their education and career because they are “OUR FUTURE AFTER ALL”.P.S. Our collaborative agencies are the some incredible groups in our area. A big HIGH five to them!!!!