Access Youth & Immigration Services is proud to announce Carolyne Ouya as our new Director of Strategic Partnerships & Sustainability. Carolyne has been with Access for 4.5 years and has shown through her commitment, creativity and successful program implementation that she is the perfect candidate for this position.
During these difficult times, it is important that we maintain strategic partnerships and gather resources that will sustain the mission and vision of Access. We also believe that there is a level of thought and program design required to reach our communities, as we navigate the devastating impact of COVID-19 and systemic inequalities.
Carolyne currently serves as Outreach and Strategic Partnership Coordinator, Executive Coaching Program Coordinator, and Legal Advocate for Access Youth & Immigration Services. Through collaborative, trauma-informed and evidence-based practices, she provides avenues for holistic healing, system change, and economic empowerment of the most marginalized. Carolyne graduated from Miss Porter's School in Farmington, CT an all girls boarding school dedicated to building women in leadership. She received a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Public Health from Santa Clara University and is a Marriage, Family Therapy (MFT) graduate student at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Ms. Ouya is also a 2010 recipient of the Princeton University Prize in Race Relations.
We are excited to welcome Carolyne's leadership in helping us shift and create this important next chapter in our history. Her education, lived experiences, and heart for Access will be critical in the continued growth and development of the communities we love so much. We are looking forward to many more years of providing ACCESS to Equity & Opportunity for all.