Marcia was born and raised in Chile. Through a special bilingual program at her YMCA there, Marcia was offered a chance to volunteer in the Unites States. The volunteering opportunity was working with children at the Y. Marcia taught the children how to speak Spanish and about different cultures. Through this work Marcia learned how to build connections, improve the lives of others, and teach children about goals and values.

Marcia said, “by volunteering with the Y I gained a better understanding of how the world works. Through these new experiences I learned a new culture. No matter where I live, the Y feels like family!”