City Councilwomen is Kids Cafe Alum

Jasmine, second from left, with Kids Cafe Coordinator, Jane Wagner; Ministry Assistant, Valerie Luckey, OSB; Director, Mary Miller, OSB

Long before Jasmine Flores would become the first Latina to be elected to the Erie City Council, she was a six year-old student at Pfeiffer Burleigh who came to the Kids Cafe every day after school....“Part of what made the Kids Cafe so special for me was that it was one of the few places where I really felt seen and heard as a little kid growing up on the lower east side,” she said. “As the daughter of immigrants, it helped me a lot to have native English speakers checking my homework and helping me with grammar and spelling. But most of all, if I hadn’t gone to the Kids Cafe, I might not have known any adults who really validated me.”