CIS of Mid-america - SouthWest KanSas
MEET OUR INCREDIBLE STAFF
Blanca Soto-Garman - site coordinator
dODGE CITY HIGH SCHOOL, DODGE CITY, KS BLANCA.SOTO@SWKS.CISMIDAMERICA.ORG
Blanca was born and raised in Mexico, and moved with her family to Southwest Kansas during her junior year in high school. Blanca started school as an ESL student and experienced first-hand the obstacles newcomers and the Latino population face. Blanca has two children 6 & 14 years old. Blanca joined CIS of Mid-America in November 2014 with over ten years of experience in the nonprofit world and is currently working on her social work degree. After working as a domestic violence, sexual assault and immigration advocate for 5 years, her desire to break the cycle of violence and poverty, drove her to more preventative initiatives. For the past 7 years, Blanca has worked in youth services first with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ford County where she managed the Hispanic mentoring program until joining CIS. Blanca enjoys working in the same high school she graduated from and bringing new and exciting programs to DCHS.