2021 VISTA Millennial Superstars: Alejandra Colin

Mark Hostutler
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Alejandra Colin, who was born in Mexico City and arrived in the U.S. when she was 11 years old, is the Bilingual Program Coordinator for Home of the Sparrow, an Exton-based nonprofit that partners with women facing homelessness to secure housing, achieve long-term stability, and chart new paths for their futures.

Colin, who began working at age 17 cleaning offices for a janitorial company, is an important asset at Home of the Sparrow, where she specializes in assisting community members who only speak Spanish. She credits Matrie Johnson, Home of the Sparrow’s Director of Programs, with having the biggest impact on her career.

“Matrie has been a huge support in my life,” said Colin. “She’s been great during this very difficult year. She’s a true leader who is present at all times. I cannot thank her enough for the positive impact she’s had on me.”

Her proudest professional accomplishment has been supporting her clients and helping them achieve their goals.

“I’m proudest when I see my clients stable, well-connected with resources to remain in their houses, and able to succeed in all aspects of their lives,” said Colin.

Her favorite Chester County restaurant is Plaza Azteca in Exton.

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