Staff Members


Adult Education

Chicas Youth Development

Empresas Small Business Development 


Sustainable Agriculture

Francisca Pérez is the Coodinator of the Early Childhood Education program. She grew up in Mexico City where she studied and worked as a nurse. She has dedicated her professional career in the United States to providing early childhood education to immigrant and migrant children. She has over twleve years experience preparing young children for kindergarten and supporting parents. She became the Early Childhood Education Coordinator in 2008 and has consistantly led her team to surpass state and federal benchmarks for child progress. 

Kaely Summers manages the Forest Grove Farmers Market.  She has lived in Forest Grove for over eight years and joined Adelante Mujeres in 2011 after finishing two years of AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer service with the Center for Civic Engagement at Pacific University.  Kaely has a deep interest in nutrition and food systems and is looking forward to the 2013 farmers market season.


Mari Esther Rizo is a member of the Early Childhood Education teaching team.  She loves children and using her creativity to help them learn. In 1996 she came to the U.S. from Jalisco, Mexico, with her parents. Mari has a real gift for music which she shares with the children in her classroom. She also leads a weekly class for all the children and their moms. Together everyone has a great time singing, dancing, and playing percussion instruments.

Rosalia Dominguez Lopez is a member of the Early Childhood Education teaching team.  She loves working with the 1-3 year-olds, and helping them learn. Rosalia is originally from Oaxaca, México.  She came to the U.S. in 2002 and has been working with young children ever since. In addition to bringing her passion for education to the classroom, she also shares her love of nature with her students.