DIRECTOR OF Training
Selena Levy has dedicated their life to supporting the growth and development of children. They discovered this was their life’s passion at a young age when they had the unique opportunity to coach kindergarteners the game of soccer in the Bay Area. Although soccer for peewee players mostly consists of running around in a beehive towards the soccer ball, Selena could see that these little soccer players were growing as people and benefiting from positive role models.
Selena’s passion for youth development strengthened during their time in college at Willamette University. It was at Willamette that they made the commitment to spend their life creating a more just and equitable society. Education, specifically out-of-school time (OST) programs, was how they found they could make the greatest impact on youth who were most affected by societal inequities. As an AmeriCorps member with City Year and Playworks in Los Angeles, Selena witnessed the power of OST programs to provide much-needed support to youth outside the classroom. They learned that teachers cannot do it alone and it truly takes a village to help youth thrive. In their role as Director of Training at CalSAC, Selena continues to fulfill the commitment they made to create a more just and equitable society by empowering the adults who have dedicated their lives to working with young people.
Selena enjoys staying active though playing soccer, riding their bike and hiking. They also love to learn and tries to find new books to read in their free time.