Nadia Palomino and Alayne Unterberger
attended the CADCA Conference in Washington DC as part of our Proyecto Prevencion grant.
Daniel Rivera: I'm Daniel Rivera and I'm here tonight to tell you how Alayne
and the Multicultural Family Center
changed my life.
I once wanted to join a gang,I once thought that being in a gang would give me power but that's when I met Alayne
and the staff.
I told myself, "Ha, they can't help me with my problems that I have" but as I started to come more often and join Project Prevention I started to change a little.
But one day something happened that really had me thinking what I'm going to do with my life.
A group of kids were sitting in the conference room when Alayne
decided to make the youth board for the youth.
I thought to myself, "I'm not going to join; I'll never succeed in anything" but Alayne had me run for treasurer so I went along and ran I and when it came time for electing the winner I walked in the room about to sit down cause I knew that I lost but when they announced the winner and that winner was me.
Alayne Unterberger, Executive Director and a Founder of FICS, received her PhD in Anthropology from the University of Florida in December 2005.