On the 12th Day of Merrymas

On the 12th day of #12DaysofMerrymas we recognize…

Maggie Saucedo

Maryvale Revitalization Corporation

She was nominated for passionately bringing opportunity to the #community, supporting the development of #Maryvale youth and building collaborations between community stakeholders.

When asked what Maryvale means to her, Maggie says, “Community, family, holidays, and opportunity – not everyone sees the depth of Maryvale, but it’s powerful.”

“Maggie has shared her diverse experiences and dynamic skill-set as a champion for community, collaboration and sustainable impact,” said Jaime Lyn Gonzales, MRC’s Associate Director. “As part of her internship and PublicAllies Arizona capacity-building responsibilities, Maggie has helped support MRC’s and our partners’ continued growth and impact in the village. She is a humble and mighty servant-leader.”

While Maggie’s behind-the-scenes efforts have been notable, her most cherished contributions are connecting with Maryvale community members. Maggie has been actively involved with HERO U, a three-part youth development program specifically designed for Maryvale 8th and 9th grade students. “HERO stands for #HelpingEveryoneRealizeOpportunity, and the Maryvale community has rallied around these youth with support, mentorship and internships. Seeing the students’ growth in realizing opportunities within themselves, others and their community has been moving,” said Maggie.“We have maintained a 100 percent retention rate with the youth who joined the inaugural HERO U Academy this summer,” she said. The connection Maggie has made with the youth and the program elements she has designed are a few of the reasons they keep coming back.

We LOVE Maggie and are so proud to have her on our team!

Our favorite season is finally here!

During the #12DaysofMerrymas, help celebrate Maryvale #HEROs who embody the spirit of the holiday season all year long! Each day from December 14 to December 25 Maryvale Revitalization Corporation will highlight an individual or group that was nominated for consistently going above and beyond to serve others in the #Maryvale community. These folks share kindness and joy in restaurants, schools, hospitals, community centers, and more, to make the entire village special. Please follow along each day to see who from your community is making a huge impact.

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