Community Organizer and Trainer

Juanita is currently is the Hudson Valley Organizing and Training Director, for Community Voices Heard. Community Voices Heard (CVH) is a member-led multi-racial organization, principally women of color and low-income families in New York State that builds power to secure social, economic and racial justice for all. Juanita develops community members into leaders that work on strategic issue-based campaigns that bring the issues of low-income people to the forefront. She was born and raised in Saint Paul, MN. She graduated from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities with a B.A. in History and Political Science, and with her Masters of Advocacy and Political Leadership Degree from the University of Minnesota-Duluth. Juanita began her work as a community organizer with the Minnesota chapter of ACORN in 2004. Since 2004, she has worked on numerous electoral campaigns at the city, state and federal level in different staffing capacities.