Jordan Sosa serves as the Legislative Manager for California Youth Connection (CYC), a youth-led advocacy organization that empowers young leaders to transform systems impacting current and former foster youth through legislative, policy, and practice change. His passion for youth voice in child welfare comes from his motivation to increase equity and dismantle structural oppression that exists within the systems that impact children and youth. He supported the passage of Assembly Bill 46 (California Youth Empowerment Act), Senate Bill 512 (Supporting Foster Youth in California Community Colleges), Assembly Bill 1061 (Placement Stability for Probation-Supervised Youth Placed in Foster Care), and Assembly Bill 175 (Modernizing the Foster Youth Bill of Rights). In 2018, Jordan interned with the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means working on the Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA) policies impacting states’ child welfare systems. He published a policy report with the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute (CCAI) to present a briefing to Congress and the White House on how the federal government can improve the U.S. child welfare system. Jordan also served as an Advisory Board Member for the nsoro Foundation, which provides direct academic scholarships and college preparatory programs for foster youth. He is a member of the New Leaders Council (NLC)- Sacramento Chapter, an organization that develops, connects, and uplifts inclusive, cross-sector leaders who transform our country through social and political change rooted in equity. Jordan obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration with a Minor in Human Services at California State University, Fullerton with the support of the Guardian Scholars Program. He is a father of an amazing boy and a caregiver of two very powerful and independent girls. He loves camping and traveling with his wife.
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