Emilia Torres

Emilia joined Avenue as an intern in 2018 and is now a Resident Services Instructor. Emilia holds a Bachelor’s in Social Work from the University of Houston-Downtown. In her role as an instructor she works directly with residents on a daily basis. Emilia’s focus is to always find positive outcomes...

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Chiquita Dexter

Chiquita joined Avenue in 2017. She minored in Interior Design, and majored in Architectural Engineering at Lone Star College. Chiquita is currently studying International Business with a minor in Linguistics at Liberty University. Chiquita has over 27 years of experience working in social science environments with a concentration in Geriatrics...

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LaKeisha Mims

As the Program Associate for lending, LaKeisha advances Avenue Community Capital’s mission of making homeownership possible for every Houstonian. LaKeisha brings with her a background in corporate finance, management & administrative responsibilities, in addition to her passion to lead w/a servant’s heart. A recent college graduate of University of Houston-Downtown,...

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Tiffany Young

Tiffany joined Avenue in 2021 as a Property Manager. She is a native Houstonian who has experience in tax credit apartments. Tiffany enjoys being part of community events. She has an associates in office systems technology. She beliefs in the mission of Avenue to help working families.

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Brenda Bocanegra

Brenda currently serves Avenue in the role of VP of Human Resources, with a focus on managing all human resources functional areas, employee career life cycle management, REDI facilitation and Culture Team. Prior to joining Avenue, she worked at Catholic Charities, where she served as the Vice President of Human...

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Elizabeth Luna

Elizabeth Luna is a first-generation Mexican-American, and a graduate of Houston Community College with an Associate’s Degree of Arts in Multidisciplinary Studies. She is currently attending The University of Houston Downtown and is planning to graduate with her Bachelor’s in Psychology. Elizabeth has five years of nonprofit experience and currently...

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Opal Andraka

Opal is a graduate student with the University of Illinois, Master of Social Work Leadership and Social Change program. By interning with Avenue CDC, she is excited to gain valuable experience working with a diverse team doing impactful work in the community. Opal’s previous experience as a case manager for...

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