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Founder and Executive Director

About Eliane Menezes

Eliane was born in Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, where she became an actress and participated in multiple plays. She came to this country 27 years ago and fell in love with this country. She has three grown boys and an adorable, smart, full of energy grandson. Eliane is known as a big hearted person. She is smart and very motivated to excel. For years she volunteers her time, especially in schools, where she has learned more about high school student’s needs.  She also was a volunteer in a tattoo removal project at Redwood City Police Department. A project to help people to get better jobs. In her free time, she likes to visit her children, dance, go to the movies, visit friends, go to the beach, go to summer music in the park events. 

"Make each day your masterpiece"

The Treasurer

About Francisco Javier

Francisco was born in Managua, Nicaragua. After the war, he and his family moved to San Jose, Costa Rica, where he graduated with two diverse focus areas: accounting and electromechanical technician skills.
 

Looking for better life opportunities, he decided to move to the United States, specifically to California. In the US, Francisco pursued skills such as Microsoft office and Excel. He is bilingual which will be an asset when working with diverse California high school students. He has a strong attention to detail which will pay off as a treasure. Francisco is very pleased and thankful to be involved, to support and use his abilities in this admirable and remarkable project.

"Dreams don't work unless you do"

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The Secretary/Board Member

About Norma Romero

As a Sunnyvale native who attended high school in Santa Clara, I grew up going through school wishing there was a program designed to aid and motivate me to navigate through my journey of education. Now, with FamilySchoolTogether, I can give back to those who are in the same position I was in during my high school years. I am excited to contribute my time to a cause that is focused on supporting the future of the next generation. 

When I'm not working, I enjoy going out and trying new foods, seeing new places and experiencing new things or simply just relaxing at home and watching a good movie or finding a new tv show to watch.

"Everyday is a second chance"