74.L&L-Viri Zamarripa

Viri Zamarripa has always cared for children, whether through working at a daycare center or raising six kids of her own, one of whom has autism. Now, with the help of a program from the United Way of St. Joseph County, the library and Bendable, her goal is to offer even better care for children with special needs. To that end, she is working toward her child development associate credential. The curriculum consists of courses in communication skills, child development training and problem-solving. “Bendable is awesome,” Viri said. “I love that you can manage your own time.”

July 2022