Jordan Sosa serves as the Legislative Manager for California Youth Connection (CYC). His passion for youth voice in child welfare comes from his motivation to increase equity and dismantle structural oppression that exists within the systems that impact children and youth. In his staff role, he supported the passage of Assembly Bill 46 (California Youth Empowerment Act), Senate Bill 512 (Supporting Foster Youth in California Community Colleges), Assembly Bill 1061 (Placement Stability for Probation-Supervised Youth Placed in Foster Care), and Assembly Bill 175 (Modernizing the Foster Youth Bill of Rights). Jordan obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration with a Minor in Human Services at California State University, Fullerton (CSUF) with the support of the Guardian Scholars Program.
In 2018, Jordan interned with the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means working on the Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA) policies impacting states’ child welfare systems. He published a policy report with the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute (CCAI) to present a briefing to Congress and the White House on how the federal government can improve the U.S. child welfare system. In 2017, he volunteered in a service-learning project called “Walls that Unite” with the CSUF Department of Visual Arts to study in Mexico City to learn Mexican culture, history, and art — primarily muralism — and developed a mural with students at Ojos de Agua, Guanajuato.
Jordan served as an Advisory Board Member for the nsoro Foundation, which provides direct academic scholarships and college preparatory programs for foster youth. He is a member of the New Leaders Council (NLC)- Sacramento Chapter, an organization that develops, connects, and uplifts inclusive, cross-sector leaders who transform our country through social and political change rooted in equity. He currently serves in the National Advisory Council for Children’s Legal Representation for the National Association of Counsel for Children (NACC).
He is a father of an amazing boy and a caregiver of a very powerful and independent girl. He loves camping and traveling with his wife.