Each month, CAP shines a spotlight on someone that is making a difference in the afterschool and summertime world! Nominees demonstrate outstanding work in developing, supporting, and promoting meaningful high-quality out-of-school time programs to benefit children, youth, and families across Colorado.
Congratulations to CAP’s December 2022 OST Champion, Adelina Parral Tummons! Parral Tummons is currently serving as a Youth Organizer with RISE Colorado. She graduated from Kansas State University with a B.S in Life Science and a minor in Communications Studies. Before working for RISE Colorado, she served as a Bilingual Educator and Performer with the Denver Museum of Nature and Science.
“Adelina has helped to organize the communities she works with through RISE Colorado,” said Meghan Gentes, Denver Museum of Nature & Science Program Coordinator, who nominated Parral Tummons. “Adelina has worked to create out of school time opportunities for Black, Indigenous, Latino, immigrant, and refugee families to attend programming like summer camps.”
She has also worked as an ESL (English as a Second Language) Teaching Assistant, a Financial Aid Assistant, and a Research Assistant in the fields of genetics, virology, microbiology, and community health and communication. Parral Tummons is a daughter of immigrants from Mexico and a also works as a photographer, painter, and spoken word artist.
“I RISE because I am a daughter of immigrants and the educational inequities my family and I experienced are not unique and must be addressed through family led movements. I RISE because I believe in the power and strength of our communities to overcome these systems of injustice. Systems of oppression, racism, and inequity must be torn down and rebuilt into a system that is inclusive, equitable, and reflective of all our communities.” – Adelina Parral Tummons
Congratulations, Adelina! If you know of a candidate worthy of being honored as one of CAP’s OST Champions, nominate today! Click here for the nomination form.