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This year's judges are Tammy Alvarado, Darren Sanchez and Judy Sandstrom. Alvarado is a first-year judge for the pageant.She works for Wells Fargo Home Mortgage in Grand Island.Alvarado, who is bilingual in English and Spanish, provides mortgage solutions, as well as outreach and educational services throughout the community. She has been chosen by the Mexican government to attend a banking seminar in Mexico City in November. Prior to joining Wells Fargo about three years ago, Alvarado taught Spanish and English as a second language for the Community Education Center and Central Community College.She graduated cum laude from the University of Nebraska at Kearney with a bachelor's degree in education with endorsements in Spanish and English as a second language. Alvarado is a lifelong Grand Island resident.She has been active in the Heartland United Way, Grand Island Area Chamber of Commerce, Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and Ethnic Festival. Alvarado also has previous pageant judging experience through the Most Beautiful Baby Contests through New Star Discovery.Her daughter held the title of Miss Nebraska Princess 2003 with the Miss American Co-ed Pageant System and competed at the national level.
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Tammy Alvarado -- Community Education Center, 398-8041
"There is a huge lack of multicultural education on both sides," said Tammy Alvarado, who facilitated the seminar."Most people, on both sides, don't want to interact because of fear." Alvarado has been on the front line of the community's change.She is a a native Anglo-American, born in Grand Island, who married an immigrant from Honduras.She also teaches English and Spanish at her Community Education Center in downtown Grand Island. "We use stereotypes on a daily basis," Alvarado said."That's the way we were brought up." For example, many Latinos, especially the men, do not wear wedding rings even though they are married.It is mostly a safety issue, Alvarado said, because many Latino immigrants work in factory-type jobs. "There are a whole bunch of people out there who need to come to these kind of seminars," Alvarado said.
As Tammy Alvarado found out Thursday night, it does take a computer, a few contacts and initiative to do something about it. On Thursday, Alvarado, owner of the Community Education Center and bilingual instructor in Spanish and English, held a meeting to determine how free, bilingual parenting classes could be developed in Grand Island. "I want to put our anger to good use tonight because right now, we're angry," Alvarado told the 15 or so gathered in her office at the Elm Street Plaza Thursday."This meeting is the beginning." The meeting drew those who had training in parenting issues, nonprofit organization employees and concerned citizens.The goal of the meeting, Alvarado said, was not just to develop a plan of action, but to use connections and passion to get the ball rolling on the project. The idea of putting together a task force to hopefully produce free, bilingual parenting classes for the community was Alvarado's, based on her experience with the Latino community.By extension, she said, those who have knowledge of other ethnic groups in the community can help evaluate if parenting classes are a needed resource. The consensus Thursday night was that parenting classes are needed, and soon. Of the topics discussed in the first part of the meeting, how to fund the project, how to get others involved, how to provide both trained personnel who were bilingual and how to convince those of different cultures to attend such a class were the biggest topic of conversation. "A good idea I've heard on that is to do it through the church," Alvarado said.Alvarado offered to either help train those who would give the parenting classes or translate. Alvarado said she didn't think it would be difficult to get others involved in the next couple of weeks. "A lot of people told me I couldn't come tonight, but I want to be part of this," Alvarado said."I expect we won't have much trouble convincing people to help us out on this." Other issues discussed include multicultural comprehension, how to market and advertise the classes, what style the classes should take and how to deal with a lack of bilingual trainers. Toward the end of the meeting, Alvarado said she felt the first step had been taken toward making a difference in Grand Island. "Are we a task force now?"she asked.