Bentley to retire after long storied career at MVMC

(The Times-Independent)- After more than decade of leadership at the Moab Valley Multicultural Center (MVMC), founder Leticia Bentley is ready for new adventures, retiring from her position as outreach coordinator at the center on Wednesday, Nov. 15. Bentley’s dream of a multicultural social services and education center began in late 1999 when she was a […]

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Multicultural center founder retires

(Moab Sun News)- After more than 10 years working at the Moab Valley Multicultural Center, founder Leticia Bentley is ready for new adventures. Bentley’s dream of a multicultural social services and education center began in late 1999, when she was a teacher with the Grand County School District. It became clear that there were immense needs […]

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A day to remember loved ones

By Lara Gale (Moab Sun News)- As fall turns to winter, communities worldwide are preparing to celebrate the memories of deceased loved ones in annual traditional festivals for the dead. Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is one such tradition, bringing together music, dancing and delicious home-prepared food in gatherings that allow […]

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MVMC, Medina steps up assistance to DACA ‘Dreamers’ in the region Despite Trump order, city council passes DACA resolution

By Rose Egelhoff (Moab Times-Independent)- Moab City Council passed a resolution supporting the extension of the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, also known as DACA, on Tuesday, Oct. 10. The action was one part of a wider community response to President Trump’s announcement that Congress would put the program on hold for review. “I […]

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Unsung Heroes Zaida Agreda-Winn

By Rose Egelhoff (The Times-Independent)- Zaida Agreda-Winn was surprised when she got the front desk job at the Moab Valley Multicultural Center. In Bolivia, Agreda-Winn was an award-winning journalist with 10 years of experience, but in Moab in 2008, answering the phone in English was a challenge. Over the years, she became fluent in English and became more […]

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Multicultural Center launches 10th anniversary celebration on April 28

By Molly Marcello (Moab Times Independent)- The Moab Valley Multicultural Center (MVMC) has spent 10 years building bridges across language and culture through family support, community collaboration and education, and their staff says it’s about time to celebrate. A “pink themed” public party featuring music, yard games, and, of course, cake will ring in the multicultural […]

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City, county honor local AmeriCorps volunteers

by Molly Marcello (The Times-Independent)- National service volunteers working throughout the Moab community were honored April 4 with “National Service Recognition Day.” Elected officials in both Moab city and Grand County proclaimed the special holiday, acknowledging that the many volunteers serving locally — all associated with the federal AmeriCorps program — meet direct needs in the […]

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Unsung Heroes: Rhiana Medina

Unsung Heroes: Rhiana Medina (Moab Times-Independent)- When Rhiana Medina started volunteering for the Moab Valley Multicultural Center five years ago there were three people on staff, and they were all part-time employees. “The center wasn’t open all week long because they didn’t have the staffing,” said Medina, who is now the center’s executive director. “I’d tell […]

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