C.A.P. Afterschool Program Staff

ADMINISTRATORS
Jenina Castro, C.A.P. Program Coordinator

jcastro@losfelizarts.org

C.A.P.’s Website

During school hours:  (323) 539-2810 ext. 306

After school hours: (323) 539 -2810 ext. 301

CAP general email: CAP@losfelizarts.org

This is Jenina’s sixth year with LFCSA. She started her career as an After School Instructor even before the current Coyote Arts After School Program was officially established. She joined the C.A.P. team when the school decided to have an in-house after school program that would better reflect and practice the school’s integral mission for its students. Inspired by her love of working with children, Jenina attended college and recently earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Art Education from California State University, Los Angeles. She is passionate about art, especially from a multicultural point of view, and trusts art to be one of the greatest tools for therapy and self-discovery. Jenina also celebrates the idea that students can be some of our greatest teachers! She is now the C.A.P. Program Coordinator and considers LFCSA to be her second home.

Camille Arevalo, C.A.P. Office Administrator

cap@losfelizarts.org

During school hours:  (323) 539-2810 ext. 306

After school hours: (323) 539 -2810 ext. 301

This is Camille’s second year with LFCSA and she is confident that this year will be better than ever! Camille enjoys both visual and performing arts in addition to reading historical, fantasy, and YA fiction. She earned her A.A. in Communications at Glendale Community College and has gained experience working with children through volunteer work at the college’s various clubs and with organizations such as Reading Partners. She has a deep belief in perpetual learning and a love of reading, which she aims to instill in the CAP students with the hope that they will embrace life-long learning!

INSTRUCTORS
Hilda Amador-Solis

cap@losfelizarts.org

Hilda graduated from California State University, Fullerton with a B.A. in psychology. She also has an A.A. degree in photography. She enjoys traveling to Mexico to visit her family, and hopes to travel the rest of the world in the years to come. She also enjoys the arts, animals, anthropology, and science. She is looking forward to planning exciting and enriching activities for the children in the after school program.

Mito Manalastas

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Mito Manalastas is a Los Angeles area native and UCLA graduate. Prior to working as a member of the CAP team at LFCSA, he gained plenty of experience working with children as a tutor, both at a commercial learning institute and privately, which he enjoyed a great deal. He plans to return to school soon in order to earn his Master’s Degree in Education and teaching credentials. He has always had a love for reading and writing, and just learning in general, which is something he is excited to share with the CAP students in fun and imaginative ways!

Cassandra Mejias

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Brenda Reyes

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Manuel Rodriguez

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Manuel graduated from California State University of Los Angeles with a B.A. in art education. He enjoys painting and drawing on his free time. He is passionate about sharing with students the many possibilities that art projects have to offer. Manuel is confident that his focus on creating engaging art activities will truly motivate students to better develop their abilities as artists. This is his second year with the Coyote Arts Program. Manuel is excited to see what this new year will bring forth in regards to the art assignments presented in the after school program.

Jake Simon

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Jake Simon grew up in Glendale but currently resides in Arcadia. He is studying for his Nclex State Board Exam to become a licensed practical nurse.  He also has a background in graphics communication and digital photography and hopes to share his skills with the C.A.P. team and with the students. His experience at C.A.P. so far has been a really good one. Even though I have been around children in the past, C.A.P. offers a different atmosphere and it feels good to be part of that.

Judith Solis

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Judith has two A.A. degrees, one in Fashion Design and the other in Visual Arts. She also has a B.A. degree in Art Education from CSULA. Judith has recently obtained her Single-Subject Teaching Credential in Visual Arts and hopes to teach art full-time. She enjoys volunteering at schools and creating art of her own.

Ileana Urrutia

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Ileana graduated from Azusa Pacific University with a B.A. in Psychology and is currently working on her M.A. in School Counseling. Her goal in working with students is to inspire, motivate, and help them succeed academically, socially, and emotionally. She also enjoys time with her family and pets, exploring new places, and knitting.