Sisters/Siblings On the Rise Program Coordinator, Santa Clara County
Angelina is proud Chicana born and raised in San Jose, with both Mexican and Jicarilla Apache roots. She carries her passion for community work with her whole heart.
Domestic violence, foster care, an incarcerated father and familial drug addictions left Angelina feeling like she had few paths to walk down growing up. After the loss of a foster brother to street violence and the birth of a younger sister, she decided to move forward to make her own path, despite many statistics and risk factors.
Bringing her experience in community organizing paired with her personal experiences to YWFC, she prides herself in continuing to build rapport and walk with youth as they let their light show and grow. She aims to encourage youth to question everything society has labeled them as and determine their own identity, determine their own path. Angelina has been with YWFC since November 2019.