Project Coordinator, The Tucson Sons Project/El Proyecto Hijos de Tucson
Bianca Levario grew up in Rio Rico, Arizona a town that is 20 min away from the U.S-Mexico border. In 2013 she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish Literature and a minor in Adolescent, Community, and Education. Since then she has dedicated her focus on helping underserved communities by providing Spanish translation services to families to better connect them to the public school system, educating families on how to gain college access for their students, and mentoring youth on social-emotional well being. In 2015 she served with AmeriCorps in San Diego, California. Mentoring high school students by providing after school tutoring services, designing community services projects for her students to partake in, and guiding them into a successful academic path. For the past 4 years Bianca held a position with Tucson Unified School District with Mexican American Student Services Department as the Social-Emotional Program Specialist, where she has worked throughout numerous schools around Tucson. Her role was geared toward advocating for equitable education opportunities for her students and families, implementing youth mentoring groups to increase academic and social goals, and collaborating with community organizations and colleges to increase educational opportunities.