The Program Council is the representational body of each CLP Working Committee. The Council also consists of long-term CLP interns, youth-organizers and volunteers. Each member of Program Council represents various CLP projects and programs.
Gustavo Hurtado (also known as Gus or Gustav) is from Perris, California; a small town near Riverside. He is currently attending University of California Riverside for a B.A. in Anthropology. He considers himself “a decent fellow, a horrible speller, and a remarkable dreamer.” Gustavo is currently focusing on the development of the Arlanza Community Garden.
Having joined CLP in 2011, Kristina made the Arlanza Community Garden and developing a presence in India her priorities. She comes from Russia, the White House, and local government with a dedication to making a positive impact everywhere she stops in her life journey. She is exhilarated to be part of the fuel moving CLP forward in changing the world from the community out. Outside her work Kristina reads voraciously, is building a vinyl collection, and escapes from the city in a cloud of chalk while rock climbing.
Maune Vaca is an alumna of California State University, San Bernardino, where she received her B.S. in Health Education. She is currently employed as a Health Educator for Riverside Community Health Foundation where she is involved in the development and implementation of youth focused programs. In 2009, Maune spent two months in Honduras supporting, promoting and educating community members about issues related to HIV/AIDS. Collaborating with CLP on a professional level encouraged her to become an official member of the team. She is inspired by CLP’s mission and, “loves the way CLP has innovatively created a forum for youth and adults to engage and act upon social justice issues on both a local and global level.”
Elizabeth Gin graduated Summa Cum Laude from the honors program at Messiah College, where she received her B.A. in Graphics Technology and Information Systems. As an Independent Web and Graphic Designer, Elizabeth prioritizes working with nonprofits, local government, and community organizations to create systemic and sustainable societal, economic, and environmental change. On a regular basis, you can find Elizabeth hiking up Two Trees Trail, drinking Soy Chai Lattes at Back to the Grind, helping with the Arlanza Community Garden, and kneading artisanal bread.
As the webmaster for Child Leader Project, feel free to contact Elizabeth with questions or feedback.