There are approximately 22,600 Colombian immigrants living in the Washington, DC and Baltimore, MD metro areas. The largest numbers of Colombian immigrants are found in Montgomery County, MD (7,220), the District of Columbia (1,985) and Loudoun County, VA (1,382).
Jacqueline (Jackie) Krick was born in Bogota, Colombia. She grew up there until the age of 15 when she moved to Bolivia with her family where she finished high school. When she was 21 years old, Jackie migrated with her family to the United States. Since 2004, she successfully owns ECU Communications, an advertising agency that offers services such as brand development, social media advertising, audience engagement, and digital footprint. It is a certified Woman-Owned Small Business. Jackie’s desire to continually give back to the community led her to IMPACTO Youth, a 501(c)(3) organization she founded in 2013 with the mission to “shape, advance and improve the lives of economically and socially disadvantaged youth through education.”