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...

Opal Andraka

Opal joined Avenue as the Community Initiatives Program Specialist in 2022. She graduated from the University of Illinois, with a Master of Social Work Leadership and Social Change program. By interning with Avenue CDC, Opal gained valuable experience working with a diverse team doing impactful work in the community. Opal’s...

Jessica Fuentes

Jessica has been active in neighborhood initiatives in a number of communities since 2012,including East Houston, Pleasantville, Fifth Ward, Kashmere, and Settegast. After seeing the destruction brought on by Hurricane Harvey in her neighborhood, Jessica felt empowered to serve on the board of the East Houston Civic Club. Through her...