National Association of Professional Women Inducts Valerie Arroyo, Director at One Love Community Center, Into its VIP Woman of the Year Circle

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Valerie Arroyo selected for her outstanding leadership and commitment within her profession

I’m pleased to recognize Valerie with this important honor. Her perseverance, work ethic and leadership qualities are an inspiration to all women.

The National Association of Professional Women (NAPW) honors Valerie Arroyo as a 2015-2016 inductee into the NAPW VIP Woman of the Year Circle. She is recognized with this prestigious distinction for leadership in her community, charities and nonprofit organizations. With more than 700,000 members and over 200 operating Local Chapters, NAPW is the nation’s leading networking organization exclusively for professional women.

“I’m pleased to recognize Valerie with this important honor,” said NAPW President Star Jones. “Her perseverance, work ethic and leadership qualities are an inspiration to all women.”

Valerie Arroyo is a motivated and selfless woman who continually provides her customers the positive and productive tools they need to become empowered individuals. As Director at One Love Community Center, she invests her time and heart into finding a successful route for the people around her through proper training / services. The center offers mentoring, tutoring, clothing, adult literacy programs, academic enrichment and events all year round. Services are offered to individuals in the North Carolina area, but she hopes to expand services to empower as many individuals as possible to make a better world.

Ms. Arroyo was raised in a South Bronx neighborhood of New York City by a single mother. She was guided by a local mentor who gave guidance to her and her brothers. Later in life, with six children of her own and a single parent, she always remembered the fulfillment he gave children. Ms. Arroyo gives back to her community by filling in the gap with One Love Community Center.

“There is always a way I can do my part in giving back to my community. It does not only have to help the youth, but it can and will empower everyone who wants to take the opportunity to improve their current situation for the better,” she said. At One Love, Ms. Arroyo’s responsibilities include ensuring matters are handled legally, ethically and professionally. Her main priority is to make sure everyone who works with / or for her stands by the center’s mission and vision statement and remembers that community and customers always come first. She hopes to work with local government officials to provide better opportunity for all citizens. Eventually, she would like to provide her services and programs to as many states as possible and eventually grow internationally.

Awards & Accomplishments: Certification in Human Services, Gardner-Webb University Charlotte, Human Services / Sociology

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NAPW’s mission is to provide an exclusive, highly advanced networking forum to successful women executives, professionals and entrepreneurs where they can aspire, connect and achieve. Through innovative resources, unique tools and progressive benefits, professional women interact, exchange ideas, advance their knowledge and empower each other.

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