Camp Fire Snohomish County | Light The Fire Within

Camp Fire Virtual Luncheon

Presented by Coastal Community Bank
Wednesday, October 21, 2020, 12pm-1pm

Our 29th Annual Camp Fire Luncheon was virtually streamed on October 21st and raised over $45,000. Thank you to our Title Sponsor, Coastal Community Bank as well as Silver Level Sponsors, Pepsi and MoneyTree.

Congratulations to Board Member Elizabeth Johnson for receiving the Lou Denney Award for Community Service.  Thank you to Joe Marine for serving as Master of Ceremonies and to Troy McVicker for producing the event.

Jimena Quiroga Hopkins

Our keynote speaker this year was Jimena Quiroga Hopkins, Founder and Principal of Thrive Paradigm.

The title of her talk was:
What does it take to be an Equity-Driven Organization?

Jimena led the Equity in Programs Taskforce at Camp Fire National Headquarters this summer and has been instrumental in the design of Schools Out Washington’s Bridge Conference. She is a tremendous thought partner of ours when it comes to equity work and youth development. See below for entire bio.

Thank you to our Title Sponsor, Coastal Community Bank for their wonderful support again this year!   

For any questions, please call Michael at 425-258-5437.
If you cannot watch our live stream, but would like to make a donation towards the event, please click here.

Bio for Jimena Quiroga Hopkins

Jimena Quiroga Hopkins is the Founder and Principal of Thrive Paradigm, a national education consulting firm. For almost 20 years, she has been supporting the youth development field in efforts to build staff capacity and improve program quality as a field researcher, technical assistance provider, and curriculum developer.  She brings special content expertise in supporting organizations that serve low-income youth, immigrant populations, and English Learners. She also works with individuals and organizations around the country helping them to deepen their diversity, equity, and inclusion work.  

As a field researcher, she has provided her expertise to a number of national research projects on topics such as: preparing staff to work with immigrant youth and equity and diversity in after school. As a technical assistance provider and trainer, she has trained countless educators, out-of-school time professionals, and non-profit leaders.  As a systems thinker, she has helped to elevate equity at various levels, including serving as diversity, equity, and inclusion content expert for various national projects and initiatives including the National Center on Afterschool and Summer Enrichment and the California Afterschool Network, among others. 

Through her work over the years, she has developed a deep understanding and analysis of the youth development field’s needs and context.  She approaches her work by utilizing inclusive processes, eliciting personal reflection, and creates transformative learning experiences. Having immigrated from Bolivia to the United States as a child, Jimena also grounds her work in her personal immigrant experience. She understands first-hand the complexities of being an English Learner and a bicultural person and has a personal mission to expose inequities and work toward healing their impact.

Our Promise

Young people want to shape the world.

Camp Fire provides the opportunity to find their spark, lift their voice, and discover who they are.

In Camp Fire, it begins now.

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