At the end of last year, DelawareCAN received a grant from the Arsht-Cannon Fund to deepen our work in the Latino community. This grant made it possible to recently bring Erika Gutierrez on our team part-time as an organizer and the coordinator of our new Juntos Delaware advocacy training program for Latino-serving organizations (more on that later!)!
Erika is a powerhouse community organizer and leader. She comes to us from Network Delaware where she also works part-time as their Volunteer Coordinator and Co-Coordinator for the Safe Communities Campaign (working to protect immigrant communities). She is currently a fellow in the Metropolitan Wilmington Urban League James H. Gilliam Sr. program and is completing the ” Leadership, Organizing and Action” program out of the Harvard Kennedy School.
She is from Mexico and has worked as a tutor, a server, a librarian assistant, an entrepreneur, a life coach. She is also a mother and is very active at the charter school her kids attend – Las Américas ASPIRA Academy.