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Cynthia Valenzuela, Administrative Assistant

Cynthia Ann Valenzuela was hired in July as the Administrative Assistant for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe Charitable Organization.  She is a Pascua Yaqui Tribe enrolled member and was raised in Barrio Libre (South Tucson).  Cynthia has three children of her own and is also raising her nephew. 

What brings me the most joy? “I would have to say watching my family grow and having good time with one another.  Life is so short, and it is like opening a gift because you never know when the good Lord is going to give you a call.”   

What word of advice would you like to give to kids today? “I would have to say no matter what you are going through or what has happened to you – do not let that stop you from living your life.  Remember that life is something that you live once.  Have fun; make something of yourself, live life to the fullest and live with no regrets because we only live once. “

Cynthia can be reached at the Pascua Yaqui Tribe Charitable Organization’s offices at 7474 S Camino De Oeste and by telephone at (520) 308-5736, (520)879-5165 or through email at cynthia@yaquicharity.org. or Cynthia.A.Valenzuela@pascuayaqui-nsn.gov  She is often providing outreach to the Pascua Yaqui communities, letting members know that we area there and providing information to members on how to access the resources of the Pascua Yaqui Tribe Charitable Organization.

Gloria Alvarez Gomez, Program Manager / Director

Gloria Alvarez Gomez was hired as the Program Manager/Director of the Pascua Yaqui Tribe Charitable Organization as of November 2021. She is an enrolled tribal member of the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and resides on the Pascua Yaqui Reservation. Gloria holds a Masters degree in Social Work from Arizona State University. Prior to working for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe Charitable Organization, Gloria worked for the Social Services Children’s Unit. Gloria has been involved with the community in various capacities for many years that involved both the youth and adults from the Yaqui Little League to Religious education and various community events. She has many ties with the Yaqui Communities both in the State of Arizona and in the Pueblos of Sonora.

Gloria can be reached at director@yaquicharity.org, or gloria.gomez2@pascuayaqui-nsn.gov or by telephone at (520) 879-5164.

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