November 13, 2009
Congratulations to Daniel Ledezma, our Senior Policy Director and winner of the 2009 Spirit of Portland Award for Public Involvement!
Daniel was born and raised in Colorado Springs, Colorado, where her parents instilled a commitment to service and community involvement. She is passionate about social justice and working with communities of color. Since moving to Portland, Daniel has been active in our community in a variety of ways: she is Vice-Chair of the Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center, on the Board of Directors of the Latino Network, and is Co-Chair of JustPortland, a group of young professionals of color committed to strengthening relationships among Portland’s communities of color.
Daniel volunteers for the Native American Youth and Family Center (NAYA) and serves on the Youth and Elders Council, working to reduce poverty in Portland’s urban Indian community. She is also involved with the Coalition of Communities of Color and the Housing Organizations of Color Coalition, helping organizations build their capacity to expand housing opportunities for low income communities of color.