My name is Eunice Cabrera, Transitions Assistant- Aspire Program at Cuyahoga Community College. Our program serve approximately 1, 200 immigrants and refugees with English classes and Transition Services. My main responsibility as Transition Assistant is to assist students who are interested in attending college, find employment and/or get information about resources and services in the community. The most important is to help the students to reach their persona, educational and career goals. As an immigrant, born and raised in Puerto Rico, it is an honor and a blessing to help other immigrants succeed in life.

I joined the team of Community Navigators because is a wonderful way to give back to the community and a great way to help immigrants in such big accomplishment.

A Community Navigator is a member of the immigrant and ethnic community who is well-known and well-respected by their peers. He or she will be trained by Global Cleveland staff in a one-day long training session to provide accurate information about their rights as immigrants or refugees and to guide eligible immigrants toward citizenship, often through workshops or other outreach initiatives. A Community Navigator is meant to be a mentor who can help to empower others to lead more confident lives.

Interested in becoming a Community Navigator or learning more? Email Chris Hoey at [email protected]