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Unsung Hero: Judith Aguilar, teacher and friend to the immigrant community


Seattle's Child is proud to once again sponsor the Unsung Heroes being honored in February by the Department of Children, Youth and Families Strengthening Families Washington.

Nominations are accepted from around the state and and include biological parents, grandparents, foster and adoptive parents. Some volunteer at local schools; some have started nonprofit organizations; some mentor others in their communities. All honorees are true heroes: outstanding caregivers doing important work on behalf of children.

Judith Aguilar


I have known Judith Aguilar for 5 years, and since then she has been able to give us her friendship and affection.

When my husband and I arrived in Centralia, we did not have family or friends in the area, but she not only gave us her friendship, she also made us feel part of her family. I, Johanna Ochoa, want to nominate her, because not only has she been a generous person towards me and my family, but towards the whole community.

Judith is one of the few people I know who does not stay with her arms crossed looking at the fate of her community. She works for what she believes, and goes above and beyond what is necessary to help her community. For example, she thought of ways to support immigrants and their families when she saw the concern the immigrant community faced. Therefore she organized ways to support these families during this difficult time they are facing.

Judith is a person who is always thinking and working for others. Her help goes beyond her work as a teacher, beyond being a citizen in the community. She is always willing to help and provide support to those who need it.

Nominated by: Johanna Ochoa


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