Leading Community Change - with guest Karen Garcia
Time & Location
About the Event
Come ready to listen, learn, and connect with others who share a passion for women's community development around the world! Soup and bread will be provided at the event. Please RSVP by this Friday, December 6th.
More about Karen:
My name is Karen Garcia. I grew up in Concepcion de Maria Choluteca, Honduras,
which is a rural community in southern Honduras. In my family, I have four brothers, and a
mother and father. My father is a farmer who grows coffee, corn, and beans. Although we earned income from these crops, we were still quite poor.
While I was in elementary school, I was involved in cultural activities, such as cultural
dance. Following elementary school, I attended high school at La Paz Honduras, and earned an
Elementary Education Degree in 2013. After that, I attended school at The Leadership Center
(TLC) for two and a half years from 2014 to 2016. While at TLC, I learned about leadership,
community development, and business. In 2016, I graduated from TLC, and I received the
opportunity to work as a teacher at a ministry called “Casa de Luz”. At Casa de Luz, I was
involved in ministry, and activities included sharing devotionals with children each day, and
doing activities with poor families around the community.
Now, I am back to the Leadership Center as an English Tutor. My first priority is to help
first year students with their English. Also, I am leading a discipleship group as well, which is a
powerful opportunity for me. This is because I can learn more about the Bible, and at the same
time, I can help the students to grow in their spiritual life. In 2019, I enrolled at the Universidad
National Autonoma de Honduras (UNAH) as a psychologist, and currently, I am taking online
classes to complete my degree. My dream as a psychologist is to help women and children in my
country with emotional problems. This includes women and children who have been abused, and
children from single parent households.