Blind Children’s Center Community Relations Manager Jasmin Joya Presents to Glendale Burbank Alumnae Chapter of Delta Gamma

This October, Blind Children’s Center (BCC) Community Relations Manager Jasmin Joya shared historical information and program news with the Glendale Burbank Alumnae Chapter of Delta Gamma.

The event, titled “Lighting the Way since 1938,” dedicated to celebrating a rich history of impact and support, served as a tribute to the enduring partnership between BCC and Delta Gamma. Attendees enjoyed an engaging and uplifting experience, with a special focus on fostering a sense of connection and community.

Jasmin, herself a Delta Gamma alumna, delivered a heartfelt talk that centered around the transformative power of community support for the visually impaired. Drawing on her experiences at BCC, she highlighted the profound impact of the Center’s work in creating a nurturing environment for blind children and their families and spoke about various programs and initiatives aimed at fostering connection, providing resources and empowering the visually impaired community. She emphasized the significance of collective efforts in illuminating the path for these individuals, echoing the event’s theme.

“Being present at this event reminded me of my own Delta Gamma journey, as well as the incredible journey Delta Gamma has shared with the Blind Children’s Center,” said Jasmin. “It’s a beacon of hope, and I’m glad to be part of a community that continually lights the way for individuals who are visually impaired and their families.”

In addition to Jasmin’s presentation, the evening included a candle crafting activity, during which participants created their own personalized candles.

“This hands-on and creative endeavor not only added a personal touch to the event but also symbolized the collective effort of Delta Gamma to bring light into the lives of others,” said President Kristin Van Steenwyck. “Through the act of crafting candles, attendees contributed to the metaphorical illumination that the BCC Foundation has provided for decades.”

With a rich background in community relations and managerial roles, Jasmin is an experienced professional who has been a member of the BCC team since September 2022. She joined BCC from Camp Ronald McDonald for Good Times, where she progressed from family relations and recruitment manager to community relations and recruitment manager. Jasmin holds a Bachelor of Science in Soc./Administrative Studies with a focus on marketing from the University of California, Riverside, and a Nonprofit Marketing and Communications Certificate in Philanthropy and Nonprofit Innovation from Arizona State University.

The Glendale Burbank Alumnae Chapter of Delta Gamma was chartered in 1950. For 50 years, its members were from the communities of Glendale, Burbank, La Crescenta, Tujunga, Sun Valley and Sunland. Twenty-three years ago, the chapter extended to add members from all communities along the 210 freeway from Pasadena to the 605 freeway, including Altadena, Arcadia, Duarte, Monrovia, Pasadena, San Gabriel, San Marino, Sierra Madre and South Pasadena.