Isabel Sepulveda, a community liaison to the Southampton Union Free School District, has been recognized by the Community Organization for Parents and Youth Inc. with a Building Community Award.
Sepulveda earned the recognition for her dedication to the community. She has been an active part of and voice in the Southampton community for more than 17 years, empowering the Latino community.
In 2002, she co-founded the first Latino organization on the East End of Long Island, OLA of Eastern Long Island, and in 2003, she started the first Latino film festival in the Hamptons. She also serves as the co-founder and editor of the East End’s Spanish newspaper, Nuestra Prensa, in Southampton and founded Voz Latina, the only bilingual newspaper based on the East End. Additionally, she is a founding member of the Long Island Immigrant Alliance.
Sepulveda also sits on a number of area boards, including the Bridgehampton Child Care Center, the Multicultural Advisory Board of SUNY, the Hate Crimes Task Force for Suffolk County, the Latino Jewish Committee, the Hudson River Clinic, the Watermill Center Community Board and the Southampton Business Advisory Committee. She also serves as a trustee on the Rogers Memorial Library Board.
In her role with the Southampton School District, Sepulveda acts as a bridge between students, administrators, parents and the community at large. She has held this position since 2016.
The Southampton School District commends Sepulveda on this honor.