Jordan Sosa, Statewide Legislative Coordinator

Jordan Sosa is a former member of the California Youth Connection (CYC) Orange County Chapter and currently serves as a Legislative Coordinator. He got connected with CYC through the Guardian Scholars Program at Cal State Fullerton. Jordan has interned with the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means working on the Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA) and with the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute (CCAI) to present a congressional briefing on how the federal government can improve the U.S. child welfare system. Jordan also serves as an Advisory Board Member for the nsoro Foundation, which provides direct academic scholarships and college preparatory programs for foster youth.

His passion for youth voice in child welfare comes from his siblings growing up in foster care, who gave him the motivation to advocate for all youth in care. He hopes to increase equity and dismantle structural oppression that exists within the systems that impact children and youth.

Jordan was featured on the Orange County Register on “Walls that Unite,” [https://www.ocregister.com/2017/03/20/csuf-student-reconnects-with-heritage-through-education-art/] a service-learning project to learn about Mexican culture, history, and art — primarily muralism — and visit with students in the small town of Ojos de Agua, Guanajuato.