Venus Rodriguez has been a nationally recognized youth organizer for over 10 years and as such is the architect for all of CYWDâ€™s programs.
award winning service in African-American communities across the Bay Area has included leadership roles in movements such as the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights
Silence the Violence Campaign.
She currently sits on the Youth Advisory Board for the West Oakland Youth Center and is the Regional Leader for Harry Belafonteâ€™s national campaign, The Gathering for Justice.
work over the years has included informing national publications on the rights and issues of homeless youth.
Prior to becoming the Program Director, Venus worked at the Center for two years as the Sisters Rising Coordinator.
free time Venus
enjoys reading and public speaking.