Education Ambassador: Melissa Velazquez

Melissa worked in youth development for about 10 years before switching gears to marketing and promotions when turning 30. 

Once she became a solo mom she wanted to find a way to bring her career knowledge home. Blogging was a perfect fit that allowed her to merge careers and motherhood. 

JustaBXmom was born from that merge in the fall of 2015. JustaBXmom has become a resource for all parents. Melissa is now working toward launching SoMi’s Playhouse, a children’s event center and thrift shop boutique in 2021. Melissa is a Bronx-born resident that is excited to see and be part of The Bronx Is Blooming era in history.  

Melissa believes that every parent is their child’s perfect parent, and wants to support families. Helping parents realize that they already have the knowledge and resources at

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