On Feb. 10, Cabrillo honored the hard work and compassion of Community Building Manager Maria B. Hernandez during the Dia De Amor Y Amistad event to dedicate the Community Room at the Paseo Santa Clara/Pase del Rio apartments in her name.
According to one resident, Hernandez “made everyone feel truly heard. She heard you, she saw you, she felt the essence of who you were. She was truly there. She gave me peace when I was struggling. ”
CEO Margarita H. de Escontrias kicked off the ceremony by honoring Maria’s family. Maintenance supervisor Victor Alcantar and Maintenance Technicians Jesus Guzman and Fidencio Aguilar planted a tree in Hernandez’s honor, and teen residents Amanda Cervantes, Daphne DeLaTorre, Briana Rodriguez, and Sophia Godina helped renovate the community room.
“Thanks to everyone who came out that day to celebrate and honor Maria’s legacy with Maria’s family, said de Escontrias. “It was a perfect opportunity for us to live our values and celebrate together.
“İQue Viva Maria, y Que Viva Cabrillo!”