Marcy Vanzuela

Program Manager

Pronouns: She/ They

Marcy is a proud queer chicana born and raised in East Los Angeles. She is the second oldest of 9 children, which is what drives her strong belief in siblinghood. She took custody of her 3 younger siblings who were in foster care when she was 24 years old, where the youngest recently turned 18. Since she had to navigate both the juvenile justice system and foster care system all her youth, she became passionate about fighting the systems that oppressed, abused, and disserviced her and her peers. She became a community organizer and soon helped other youth develop their leadership skills and find their voice. Marcy was first introduced to the Center by helping co-found the Sister Warrior Freedom Coalition. Marcy fell in love with the org and community and immediately knew she wanted to work for the center one day. She is now the Program Manager at the Los Angeles site, where she supports young leaders through the Siblings on the Rise program. On her down time, Marcy enjoys spending time with her dog, camping, roller blading and traveling.