Director of Foundation and Corporate Relations
Yamileth Villanueva joined Para Los Niños in February 2013 as Director of Foundation Relations. In this role, she is responsible for the strategy, cultivation and stewardship of foundation giving for Para Los Niños.
Yamileth has an impressive background in philanthropy and the nonprofit sector. Prior to joining Para Los Niños, Yamileth was a program officer with the California Community Foundation for five years, where she oversaw the foundation’s affordable housing portfolio and initiatives designed to ensure that low-income families and individuals have safe, affordable places to live. Earlier, Yamileth served as the Director of Homeownership Programs at the East LA Community Corporation (ELACC) for five years. In this capacity, she was responsible for overseeing five distinct programs, including homebuyer education, foreclosure prevention, and financial literacy. Before working at ELACC, Yamileth was a researcher, parent organizer and program coordinator at the Community Coalition in South Los Angeles, where she organized parents to advocate for their children and improve the conditions in their schools.
Yamileth earned a Master of Arts in Urban Planning and a Bachelor of Arts in History with minors in Education and Latin American studies from the University of California, Los Angeles.