United Way of Western Connecticut is pleased to announce this month’s Hometown Hero! Meet Mini Santosh, a local leader from Danbury, Connecticut who has been nominated for her work with the Action Early Learning Center.
Mini has made her mark through her ongoing dedication to the families in her community. Over the past 30 years she has worked to bridge the gap between parents and local services; ultimately meeting the needs of about 150 students in her current position. Mini is a longtime collaborator with United Way of Western Connecticut and continues to show support for our mission from involvement during volunteer days to supporting early childcare initiatives throughout our footprint.
The Action Early Learning Center (AELC) is a year-round program from The Community Action Agency of Western Connecticut. AELC provides early childcare for ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, and Employed) families for their children starting at eighteen months and up to six years old. The Center focuses on quality education for their students meanwhile engaging parents in life-skill based workshops.
Estela Camacho, who nominated Santosh, recognizes her impact saying “Mini does not wait for people to ask for help. She sees a need and immediately puts forth a plan and executes it to bring hope, care, and change.” Camacho continued by adding “She is a hero to [the] families, her students, her staff, her family, and [to] the Danbury community.”
Congratulations, Mini! Your commitment to serving your community is what makes you a Hometown Hero.
Do you know someone in your community who has made an impact? Recognize the unsung heroes who make a difference in your town or city by nominating them to be a Hometown hero. To fill out the form, click here.