“Caron Dwyer is a passionate advocate for people of color, a loyal collaborator, and an excellent teacher.”

Fr. Joseph Oneal McGowan, SJ, former Director of the Office of Minority Affairs, Seattle University, and now, Priest/Chaplain, St Joseph Hospital, Tacoma, Washington. 


“I met Caron at a meeting with the board president of my organization where she offered to come and do training on grant writing. Our organization has been open for 14 years but we were still mostly volunteer base. It was important for us to write grants to be able to grow as an organization. Caron was able to in one day to shift the thinking of our board by providing knowledge and experience in the topic. The way she laid out the information made it easy for us to know where we needed to improve, where we had over complicated things, and how feasible the process could be. It has been less than a year since that training and we have already received two grants we might not have thought to apply for. Her ability to understand us as an organization, as individuals and culturally, really made us able to listen and be able to make the changes that were needed. Our organization is very grateful to Caron and her assistance in helping us make a greater impact.”

Sally Guzman, Board Member and Communications Liaison for the Latino Education and Training Institute


“I had the pleasure of working with Caron in the Yakima/Sunnyside area of Eastern Washington to provide resources and information to social services agencies to improve their programs and increase services to families in need.  Caron is amazingly compassionate and eager to understand and respond to the needs of both individuals and the agencies that provide services to them.  She understands cross-cultural issues and she searches for the resources and opportunities that best meet the needs.  Her friendly, warm and kind personality is infectious and welcoming.  I totally enjoyed my experience with Caron and not only did it raise my awareness of the needs of the community but I was genuinely enriched by spending time with and learning from Caron.”

Lois Ward, Retired Child and Family Services Specialist, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Region X in Seattle, WA


“I worked with Caron for decades and was always so impressed with her extraordinary facilitation, communication and leadership skills, especially her commitment to inclusiveness and making sure all voices were heard.”

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“Thank you for your willingness to be at the forum and to hear directly from families about their concerns. Reciban nuestro sincere y profundo agradecimineto.”

“Thank you for being such a courageous champion for children and families.”

“You have been such an advocate for our Hispanic outreach activities.  Your energy and ideas will be missed.”shutterstock_170744612 (small)

“Your individual and collective commitment, engagement, competence, and compassion have inspired and supported me every day. I am incredibly fortunate to have had the opportunity to collaborate with you.”

“I am impressed with the way you listened to our agency and community needs.”

“Wherever you are the place will be better for it.”

“It’s an honor to work with you. Thanks for creating this wonderful national resource for agencies seeking funding.”

“Caron was the catalyst that made the community forum a success. I was impressed with how skillful she was in such a fluid and adaptive manner, to listen and assess the needs of the group. Then she directed the meeting in such a way as to meet the group’s needs.”

“Appreciate the joyful spirit you brought to the meeting”

“I enjoyed meeting you and was impressed by the depth of the passion I sensed in you for making a positive difference for people of color.”

Your passion, dedication, generosity and kindness are an inspiration”


You are el Puente, muchas gracias.

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