A Message from the CEO

Dear Friends,

It has been over a year of COVID. As we begin to turn the page on our next chapter that thankfully includes vaccines, we must reflect on where we’ve been, and where we’re headed. We have experienced unprecedented loss and grief. Equally, undeniably we have demonstrated unprecedented resiliency and even as the pandemic exacerbated the health, educational, and economic disparities experienced by our communities, those communities leveraged every asset to work through the worst global pandemic of our lifetimes.

As we continue to share our stories of resiliency and innovation, we honor the contributions of those that came before us and acknowledge that we have leveraged their courage and examples to get us through each day. MLK Day, Black History Month, Women’s History Month, and Cesar Chavez Day provided us with the opportunity to reflect on how far we have come, but perhaps more importantly, how far we still need to go.

I remain honored to lead Safe Passages through this year of volatility and work side by side with so many heroes who stretched beyond capacity to provide youth and families at the center of our work with an anchor as the waves crashed upon us all.

In Community,

Josefina Alvarado Mena, J.D.
Chief Executive Officer, Safe Passages



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