Language Justice Manager
Eveline Bacon is a Brazilian national, who came to the Yampa Valley in 2008 to pursue a career with Integrated Community as the ESL Program Manager and has been a local resident for 15 years.
Eveline has a bachelor’s degree in education and has been an ESL teacher for over 20 years, as teaching is her calling, and empowering the immigrant population is her passion.
In 2010, Eveline ventured into the health care system, and worked at a Federally Qualified Community Health Center as a Case Manager and Care Coordinator. She worked with the Spanish-speaking population for many years, where she got a very good sense of the community needs and available resources.
In 2018, she went back to teaching, and started in the ESL Program at CNCC, in Craig, where she teaches an Intermediate class online. That has kept her connected with the Hispanic community in Craig.
She understands the challenges of being an immigrant in the United States, and navigating the systems, as she had to go through the process herself. That is why she coaches students who are taking the citizenship test and helps them build skills and confidence.
Ms. Bacon has a knack for languages, and is fluent in English, Portuguese, and Spanish, plus knowledge of French and Italian. She has worked with clients from West Africa and Brazil and put her language skills to practice.
In her personal life, Eveline enjoys time with her husband, reading, listening to music, and hanging out with her pets. She is thrilled to join Integrated Community again and grow with the organization.