Children of the Valley after-school program comes to Sedro-Woolley

Children of the Valley Program Expanding to Burlington, Sedro-Woolley BY: VINCE RICHARDSON PHOTOS BY: OLIVER HAMLIN   SEDRO-WOOLLEY — Children of the Valley has brought its after-school program to Sedro-Woolley.   Through a partnership with the Sedro-Woolley School District, Mount Vernon-based Children of the Valley now offers after-school services at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church.…

Quarterly Newsletter – 2nd Quarter 2021

2nd Quarter 2021 Highlights A year ago this month, none of us could’ve guessed where we’d be in July 2021, after enduring one of the most tumultuous and challenging years of our lifetime. Despite all of the uncertainty, COV adapted and overcame the obstacles we faced and emerged stronger and more resilient than ever before!…

Impact Report 2020

Impact Report 2020 We are so pleased to share our first annual Impact Report! 2020 was a year that many of us will not soon forget. It was a year full of challenges and unprecedented circumstances. Despite this, our community came together to support one another. Gratitude is the word that continues to be with…

Donations Help Local Child Care Center Expand

Donations Help Local Child Care Center Expand BY: KERA WANIELISTA  PHOTOS BY: OLIVER HAMLIN MOUNT VERNON — When schools first shut their doors due to the COVID-19 pandemic in March, local child care providers knew demand for their services would increase.   What they didn’t know was how they’d pull it off. Nearly a year…

Flora Perez-Lucatero

Flora Perez-Lucatero BY: TINA L. KIES PHOTO BY: KELLY CLARE PHOTOGRAPHY Those who choose a life of service share distinct characteristics: perseverance, a drive to create change, and an inner strength of mind.   Raised in a family of farmworkers, Flora Perez-Lucatero learned through observation and the guidance of her hard-working parents that life does not play favorites. Rather,…