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Vanessa Cruz

Vanessa Cruz is the Program Director for Congregational Leadership at Urban Youth Workers Institute (UYWI) where she helps lead and equip high-capacity urban leaders. She has her master’s in social work (MSW) from California State University of Long Beach and a B.A. from Biola University. Her experience consists of 10+ years working with foster and at-risk youth through various community-based organizations and the local church. She serves as part of the Team at Revive Church located in Long Beach and El Monte. Vanessa is a Co-Facilitator for the Urban Youth Worker Certification program. She is passionate about empowering young people, young adults, and youth workers to achieve and obtain ALL that God has for them.

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