Statewide Legislative and Policy Manager, California Youth Connection (CYC)
Jordan Sosa is the Statewide Legislative and Policy Manager with California Youth Connection (CYC). He works with youth leaders throughout the state to transform the foster care system through legislative, policy, and practice change. Before working with CYC, Jordan interned with the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means and the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute (CCAI). While working in Washington D.C., he worked on the Family First Prevention Services Act with the Ways and Means Subcommittee on Worker and Family Support. He presented a congressional briefing on how the federal government can improve the U.S. child welfare system through social capital and higher education access. Jordan also serves as an Advisory Board Member for the nsoro Foundation, which provides direct academic scholarships and college preparatory programs for foster youth. Jordan grew most of his life in Long Beach, California, and attended California State University- Fullerton, graduating with a B.A. in Business Administration and a Minor in Human Services. Through his college career, he was featured on the Orange County Register on “Walls that Unite,” a service-learning project to learn about Mexican culture, history, and art — primarily muralism — and serve K-12th grade students in the United States and Mexico. His passion for youth voice in policy advocacy came from his siblings and lived experience, which 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 youth.