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Social Services

Empower College Prep Social Services

  • Social and emotional learning for life skills, behavior management, grief, or other challenges.
  • Short-term individual or group counseling when the need is indicated.
  • Parent education and information sessions.
  • When available, the provision of basic needs such as clothing, school supplies, and food supplies.
  • Referrals to community resources and assistance in locating appropriate help.
  • School-wide prevention services specific to each school’s identified goals; including bullying prevention, character education, and drug/ alcohol education.
  • Professional development and support for staff to assist in providing a safe and open learning environment for students to prosper.
  • Homeless student coordination and support through the federal McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act.



Natalina Mariscal, LMSW

Director of Student Social Services

Natalina Mariscal is Empower College Prep’s Director of Student Services and McKinney Vento Liaison. She attended Arizona State University where she obtained her Bachelors and Masters degree in the field of Social Work. Her experiences have led her to working in the field of child welfare, health care, and clinical therapeutic settings. Natalina’s passion for advocacy, community empowerment, and mental health awareness has allotted her the opportunity to guide a team of social workers at Empower College Prep to address the social-emotional needs pof scholars, provide resources, and empower the families served.

(602) 283-5720 ext. 1128

Yamilet Roman, MSW

High School Social Worker

Yamilet Roman, a first-generation college graduate, holds both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Social Work from ASU. Her passion for helping at-risk students in underprivileged schools led her to embrace the role of a school social worker, striving to provide support and opportunities for these children to reach their full potential and foster a sense of community collaboration.

(602) 283-5720 ext. 1131

Lisa Navarro, MSW

Elementary/Middle School Social Worker

(602) 283-5720 ext. 1107

Shane Conell

School Resource Officer (SRO)

(602) 283-5720 ext. 1012


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