Community-Based Services Program Manager
Soraya has been working at our organization for more than 11 years. Her current position is the Community-Based Program Manager.
Among other responsibilities, Soraya manages the Teen Center in Culmore, Virginia, providing a friendly and welcoming presence for teens from at-risk communities who might otherwise not have anywhere to be after school except for the streets. She also manages programs for young people, such as field trips, giving programs, and internship programs to help teens find their footing.
Originally from Ecuador, Soraya has had a passion for social services and doing what is right since she was a child. She joined the Ecuadorean Youth Red Cross when she was just 14 years old. She then moved to Puerto Rico to attend the Inter-American University, receiving her bachelor’s degree in the Arts. She then completed a Masters of Arts program in International Relations at the City University of New York.