Point Source Youth is thrilled to announce Orlando Roybal as the newest member of our team! Orlando is joining us as the West Coast Associate Director to support our California partners and expand and deepen rapid re-housing, short-term host homes, and family & kinship strengthening throughout the coast.
Orlando believes in the power of community and empowering others to end the cycle of poverty. Orlando has almost a decade of experience of relevant experience in youth work and understands personally the barriers youth face experiencing homeless face and the solutions they need to succeed. Orlando is a product of the foster care system. On his own at 18, he seized every opportunity possible to find stable housing and succeed at California State University Northridge. While there, he excelled and worked with the Educational Opportunity Program serving educationally disadvantaged, underserved, and historically low-income students and foster youth. Orlando ran four transitional programs supporting over 1,000 students in getting the support they needed to succeed. He went on to graduate from the University of Southern California Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work with an emphasis in Organizational Development, leading trauma-focused interventions that supported youth experiencing homelessness.
Please join us in welcoming Orlando to the Point Source Youth community!