We're so excited for you to meet Brianna Vargas-Gonzalez, a remarkable young leader in our Expanded Learning Programs for Children and Youth, and hear her story at the 2017 Future of Promise Awards Dinner.
This is our sixth project with Erie Neighborhood House and we could not be prouder of the direction for this years film. Fig director Melissa Fox collaborated with Erie House and Brianna to write a script about the resilient spirit of the immigrant community that Erie serves. From Where I Stand, follows Brianna Vargas, the perfect example of a woman who has used the resources in front of her to elevate herself through hard work, determination and resilience. A first generation immigrant, Brianna and her siblings will be the first in her family to graduate college. We are inspired by Brianna's mission to be a writer and our director insisted that she write part of the film. The teaser received over 20K views on Facebook and Erie House was contacted by a Univision producer to do a feature on Brianna. After the film screened Brianna walked up to the stage to a standing ovation and assisted in a paddle raise that brought in $90,000.00 at the event.