Angelina Rodriguez has been appointed the director of Lubbock’s first Buckner Family Hope Center, which will officially open its doors to the community in March. In her role as director, Rodriguez will lead the Family Hope Center’s team in serving vulnerable children and families in the Lubbock area.
Rodriguez began working for Buckner International in 2015 as a foster care home developer in Lubbock, while her most recent position was foster care home developer supervisor. Her new role as Family Hope Center Director is effective immediately.
“As the Buckner Family Hope Center Director, my goal is to bring hope to families around Lubbock who feel they are without opportunities,” Rodriguez said. “I believe in our mission to strengthen families through the implementation of educational programs and support services, which in turn help preserve the vitality of our community and decrease the likelihood of abuse, neglect and removal of children.”
Rodriguez holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Argosy University, as well as a Master of Science in Human Services from Lubbock Christian University. She also earned certifications as a Certified Family Life Educator and a Licensed Child Placing Agency Administrator.
The Buckner Family Hope Center of Lubbock will be the first Family Hope Center in West Texas and the 28th located in Texas and six additional countries. These centers are community-based places of hope where families go to find strength and empowerment to reach their God given potential.
Family Hope Center services typically range from a variety of community events that engage families, to parent education classes, job skills training, financial empowerment, family coaching, counseling and spiritual enrichment.
A ribbon cutting ceremony for the Buckner Family Hope Center of Lubbock is scheduled for March 7. The center is located at 1510 S Loop 289.