Advisory Board

The largest representative body in our organization, the CYC Advisory Board meets quarterly and is comprised of members from each of our county-based chapters.

Statewide Advisory Board Co-Chairs

Cindy Barrera


Cindy is 19 and is a part of the Kings County chapter. Cindy was super excited to facilitate at the 2017 Summer Conference. Cindy is an Advisory Board Co-Chair (whop whop) and is really friendly and easygoing. She also loves music. Cindy is the oldest of seven siblings, which is why she joined CYC—to improve the child welfare system for all generations to come.

Joshua Elizondo

Joshua Elizondo

Josh is 21 and from Detroit, Michigan. Currently, he is Chair of the California Youth Connection's Los Angeles Chapter and was recently elected to be the acting Co-Chair of the CYC Statewide Advisory Board. He has been a member of CYC for three years and held several other positions, such as intern and conference facilitator. Besides advocacy work, Josh is also a music artist, radio host, and established actor. In his free time he enjoys hanging with friends, spending time with his girlfriend, and traveling to experience new places. In his new position he hopes to bring everyone together, build a more sustainable structure, and move forward on legislative, policy, practice change!