Immigration Stories: Mattawa: 15-indra-46

Cynthia de Victoria laughs with her son, Warren, 23, over breakfast at their home in Mattawa, Washington, August 25, 2013. de Victoria was the only Hispanic on the school board in 2009 when she was appointed to fill a vacancy. She urged Latino parents to attend meetings and prodded the white board members to learn how poverty affects learning. When she had to run for the seat in 2011, she lost to a white man.

Cynthia de Victoria laughs with her son, Warren, 23, over breakfast at their home in Mattawa, Washington, August 25, 2013. de Victoria was the only Hispanic on the school board in 2009 when she was appointed to fill a vacancy. She urged Latino parents to attend meetings and prodded the white board members to learn how poverty affects learning. When she had to run for the seat in 2011, she lost to a white man.