Daniel Candelaria

Daniel joined Avenue in 2019 as the Census Community Organizer and currently serves as the Community Advocacy Program Coordinator in Avenue’s Community Initiatives Department. His work includes coordinating and implementing Avenue’s Advocacy Fellowship and Language Justice Programs, as well as working with Community residents of the Greater Northside on Advocacy...

Claudia Sanchez

Claudia is an accomplished community leader with over fifteen year experience in leading, managing, and establishing programs across various platforms. She is dedicated to connecting resources and collaborating with diverse teams to create processes that lead to opportunities to all. Her background in the nonprofit sector most recently includes the...

Opal Andraka

Opal is a graduate student with the University of Illinois, Master of Social Work Leadership and Social Change program. By interning with Avenue CDC, she is excited to gain valuable experience working with a diverse team doing impactful work in the community. Opal’s previous experience as a case manager for...

Jennifer Tijerina

A life-long learner, Jennifer M. Tijerina holds a Master’s of Science in Health and Kinesiology from The University of Texas at San Antonio and double undergraduate degrees—a Bachelor of Arts in Government and a Bachelor of Science in Communication Studies from The University of Texas at Austin. Jennifer is currently...