Mercedes Cordova-Hakim, our Early Childhood & School Readiness Program Manager, has been selected as the 2016 Libin Egal Spirit Award winner by Open Arms!


The announcement follows:

“A skilled champion of diversity and community self-determination who has worked for over 30 years with multi-ethnic and multi-lingual communities in Mexico, California, King County, and Washington State.

A passionate community organizer, educator, and advocate for marginalized communities who makes a difference in the lives of children and families.

As the SOAR Early Learning Program Manager, she has overseen multiple community-driven outreach and education projects that resulted in engaging over 50,000 families with young children, and trained over 500 community promotores.”


Mercedes will be honored at Open Arms’ 8th annual Spring Luncheon on March 17th at the Westin Seattle. We hope to see you there! For info on the luncheon follow this link: