Patricia E. Arriaza

Passionate and committed child advocate with extensive non-profit experience

Additional Information

George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
BS, Psychology

"Driving Away ATV Injuries," Children's Hospitals Today, Summer 2004.

Residing in Northern Virginia.

About Patricia

Child advocate with the strong interpersonal skills necessary to work effectively with diverse people and organizations. Comfortable wearing many hats. Am a detail oriented self-starter and multi-tasker who can meet tight deadlines and work well under pressure.

Recent Work History

Contracts & Grants Manager at Ocean Park Community Center, 2007 - 2008

Responsibilities included ensuring contract compliance of 18 government contracts, working closely with project directors to address project challenges; preparing monthly billings and tracking payments from government contracts; reviewing, proofing, and editing programmatic reports; and, coordinating all grant applications, renewals, reports, form completion and application packaging to ensure timely submission.

Program Manager at Collaboration Council for Children, Youth and Families, 2004 - 2007

Responsibilities included developing, implementing and maintaining collaborative relationships with representatives from public and private child-serving agencies to build a system of care in Montgomery County, Maryland; monitoring contract compliance; and, educating public and private organizations about the Collaboration Council’s wraparound programs.

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And how are the children?

"It is still the traditional greeting among the Masai, acknowledging the high value that the Masai always place on their children's well-being. Even warriors with no children of their own would always give the traditional answer, 'All the children are well.' Meaning, of course, that peace and safety prevail, that the priorities of protecting the young, the powerless, are in place. That Masai society has not forgotten its reason for being, its proper functions and responsibilities. 'All the children are well' means that life is good. It means that the daily struggles for existence do not preclude proper caring for their young."

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