With the COVID-19 crisis making it abundantly clear the critical role that educators play in our society, Lurie College is recognizing SJSU Educators of Impact who have made a transformative difference in the lives of children, families, and communities. Learn more about Derica Malaca below. To nominate an SJSU graduate who is an Educator of Impact, please complete this brief Google form.
“Derica is helping families and individuals stay certain during this uncertain time through her work as an administrator for the YMCA of SF and as a Financial Educator for World System Builder. Her work at the YMCA of SF has really helped the organization as they set up Pop – Up Child Care Services for our essential workers in the community. She is going out of her way to ensure that families in her community are staying connected and informed with the different newsletters that she sends out weekly! She offers a hand when needed as a front-line teacher as the Y welcomes more kids at their centers while their parents are out helping the community. As a financial educator, she works night and day to ensure that everyone’s financial future is taken care of. She has been holding daily Zoom conferences educating families and individuals about their personal finances and doing what she can to share her knowledge and give clarity to those who have lost their jobs, wealth and security. Derica is an educator of impact by helping all walks of life, one day at a time.”