Claudia E. Soría-Delgado, is a native of Dinuba, a rural town located Southeast of Fresno, CA and is first and foremost the proud mother of two children, Reyes (14) and Macui-Xochitl (10), who attend Maple Creek Elementary and Kastner Intermediate School in the Clovis Unified School District.Claudia
has enjoyed freelance consultant work with non-profits for over 10 years which she
is presently doing full-time.She was the first Executive Director of the Planada Community Development Corporation (www.planadacdc.org), the only CDC in Merced County.
Delving into the arena of public policy efforts for the Central California provided the training ground as a Program Manager for the Fresno Regional Office of Latino Issues Forum
(www.lif.org), a statewide public policy institute based in San Francisco. She was the only Central California board member on The Women's Foundation (www.twfusa.org or www.womensfoundca.org/ ) Board of Directors and served as the final Secretary prior to the foundation merging into The Women's Foundation of California.She chaired the Foundation's Programs Committee which conceptualized the development of the youth grantmaking program, known today as the Sisterhood Fund.
As a board member of Fresno Barrios Unidos and a trainer for the Fresno County "kNOw More" (www.knowmoreteens.org ) Youth Relationship Violence Prevention Peer Education Project, she
has demonstrated her
commitment to youth non-violence efforts.Her most recent non-profit adventure is to serve as the first and only Central California board member with Youth In Focus (www.youthinfocus.net), a statewide non-profit seeking to multiply its efforts in youth empowerment, organizational learning, and community change.She
is also extremely proud to have been a part of the original community visioning efforts of what is now known as the Fresno County Youth
Services Network. Claudia was recently honored with a Crystal Award in Education from Clovis Unified School District (www.clovisusd.k12.ca.us/programs /support/diversityadvisory.html)for serving on the IDAC (Inter-Cultural Diversity Awareness Council) Executive Committee which allowed the facilitation to strategize with district administrators to improve its efforts in cultural competency and hiring practices.