Maria Desangles

March 15, 2012

Name: Maria Desangles
Title: Director of Service-Learning
Organization: Hope CommUnity Center
Phone: 954.651.1853
Fax: 407.464.0854
Address: 1016 N. Park Avenue
Apopka ,
Brief Biography:

Maria Desangles is the Service-Learning Director for the Hope CommUnity Center in Apopka, FL. The Center is dedicated to empowerment of Central Florida’s immigrant and working poor communities through Education, Advocacy and Spiritual Growth. “I have been working at the Center and in the community for two years as a Notre Dame Americorps member. These two years of service and hands-on experience have really equipped me with the tools to find meaning and
purpose for the rest of my life,” says Ms. Desangles. Maria has a bachelor’s degree in anthropology from the University of Central Florida and is currently enrolled in a master degree program for Community and Social Change at the University of
Miami. As an immigrant herself from the Dominican Republic, Maria has a deep passion for and commitment to service, civic engagement and social justice.

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