News / Women Crush Wed
/ 08.04.21 /
Our #WCW this week is Erika Rodriguez, Executive Director of our new nonprofit partner, Chica Project, who serve young Latinas and other Women of Color who have been systematically disconnected from economic opportunity, resulting in limited access to education, financial stability, social capital, political power, and sufficient human services.
After learning about Chica Project’s powerful mission of closing the opportunity gap for young Latinas and other Women of Color through a strength-based leadership program and mentoring, she was immediately inspired and signed up as a mentor. For five years, she volunteered and conducted research for the organization, which led to her current role as Executive Director.
Erika’s passion is to empower youth of color to analyze power and oppression in society and to embrace their gifts, strengths, and leadership through love and the spirit of community. She has dedicated her life to developing future leaders in communities of color.
We are excited about our partnership and the impact we will create together for women who have been economically marginalized. We are honored to feature Erika as this week’s #WCW!