Myriam Quiñones - Board Member

Myriam Quiñones has lived and worked in Holyoke since 1989. She is the Senior Special Programs Coordinator of the Multicultural Academic Services Program at Holyoke Community College where she has worked for the past 18 years. Myriam is also a long time community leader and advocate. She has been a board member, board president and advisory board member of many organizations in Holyoke, such as: Solutions CDC, Girls Incorporated and Celebrate Holyoke to name a few. Currently, she serves as a board member of Enlace de Familias and board president of the Latino Scholarship Fund and Holyoke Community Land Trust.

In 2007, she co-founded Holyoke Pride, an alternative pride prom for LGBTQ youth and their allies. In 2017, Myriam created and facilitated the Politics 101: Civic Engagement & Leadership course which was offered free of charge to members of Holyoke and Springfield communities. In 2008, Myriam received the Community Champion Award given each year by the Latino Scholarship Fund to an individual, for their outstanding community service. She has been the keynote speaker at many alternative high school graduations like Gateway to College, The Care Center, and Jump Start. Her most recent accomplishments have been, organizing the art decorations of the first two traffic (electric) boxes in Holyoke, co-facilitating free art workshops in the city, co-organizing LatinX cultural and educational events and the naming of a street in honor of Betty Medina-Lichtenstein.
Myriam completed her Associate's degree in Liberal Arts at Holyoke Community College, a Bachelor's degree with a dual major in Psychology and Early Childhood Education, Cum Laude, and a Masters degree in Social Justice Education, both at the University of Massachusetts.

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