At lunchtime on the first Thursday of the month, the staff of Home of the Sparrow gathered at the nonprofit’s Exton office to celebrate its VISTA Millennial Superstar and watch the livestream of VISTA Today’s second annual event being held in a hybrid format at Victory Brewing Company in Parkesburg.
Alejandra Colin, the Bilingual Program Coordinator for Home of the Sparrow, was one of 40 VISTA Millennial Superstars being honored for breaking down walls, shattering expectations, and doing remarkable work in their profession or community.
Amidst the challenges of the past year, VISTA Today – in partnership with the Chester County Economic Development Council, Wilmington University, Brumbaugh Wealth Management, Malvern Bank, and Victory Brewing Company – was thrilled to once again celebrate the achievements of Chester County’s next generation of leaders.
“Thank you, VISTA Today, for this meaningful recognition,” said Colin. “My job is to make a difference in Chester County, and it is far from over. Being part of Home of the Sparrow and working together with my team enables me to make a positive impact on the mothers and children we serve. I am more dedicated to Home of the Sparrow’s mission than ever.”
Colin, who was born in Mexico City and arrived in the U.S. when she was 11 years old, specializes in assisting Home of the Sparrow’s clients whose native language is Spanish.
“Alejandra is a compassionate and committed advocate for the families we serve,” said Matrie Johnson, Home of the Sparrow’s Director of Programs. “She never hesitates to go above and beyond to provide our families with the supports they need.”
For the second consecutive year, VISTA Today received more than 190 nominations that highlighted the achievements of local millennials. Forty of them were selected as VISTA Millennial Superstars after a rigorous review process.
“We are delighted to have Ale represent our organization because she embodies our guiding principles of resiliency, compassion, excellence, collaboration, adaptability, forward-thinking, and community,” said Home of the Sparrow CEO Michelle Venema.