In a new regular feature on the Avenue blog, we will be shining the spotlight on the amazing individuals that make up the Avenue team. Coming from a diverse set of backgrounds, education, work experience, and motivations, each employee at Avenue brings something unique and valuable to our programs and the communities we serve.
It is a pleasure to kick off this series by introducing you to Noel Baldovino. Noel joined Avenue in August 2017 as Business Development Manager on the Family Asset Building team, promoting Avenue’s programs and services and bringing clients into our HomeOwnership Center and Housing Recovery Center. She has played an integral role in connecting Harvey-impacted Houstonians to the services they need to get back on their feet and back into their homes. Noel's family are life-long Near Northside residents with a legacy of community involvement. She joined Avenue because she wanted to help make a difference in the community where she lives.
Get to know Noel...
What part of your work day is the most rewarding?
Interacting with others really inspires and motivates me. It could be a colleague, a client, an organization or even a potential client.
What do you like to do in your free time?
I love to read! I am passionate about learning about other cultures through travelling and reading.
What is your favorite spot to visit or go to in Houston and why?
Any bookstore in Houston.....bonus if there is a coffee shop near by.
What do you consider to be your greatest accomplishment?
My greatest accomplishment is being a mother.
Do you have a personal motto? What is it?
Never give up.
In your dream dinner party, which 3 people would you invite to attend?
Martin Luther King Jr., Barack Obama and Cesar Chavez
Do you have any hidden talents?
Well, I like to talk a lot so I don't know if any of my talents are hidden LOL but I know how to coupon really well!
Besides Avenue, are there any other non-profit organizations or charities that you love and support?
Donors Choose....to help teachers.