Elvira Zaragoza Robinson Nominated as 2015 Change Maker

The Youth Alliance Change Makers Dinner will celebrate Elvira Zaragoza Robinson for her outstanding work helping effect change and creating a more peaceful community for youth; as well as raise critical funds to sustain our outreach and highly needed youth support services through an exciting auction.


On May 30 at 5:30 p.m., Fortino Winery will serve as the perfect complement to the community work being honored. This evening event will feature live entertainment, dinner, dancing, and an auction to properly celebrate community Change Makers such as Zaragoza Robinson who help our youth grow, cultivate their strengths and discover their life purpose. Tickets for this event can be purchased for $65 before May 1, $75 thereafter at www.youthall.org or by calling (831) 636-2853.

Youth Alliance continually strives to engage, transform, grow, connect, and lead; which is why the Change Makers Dinner was a natural choice, organizers say. Honoring Zaragoza Robinson was “just as natural of a choice.” As Diane Ortiz, executive director of Youth Alliance put it, “Elvira generously gives her time to support youth and the community. Whether as a volunteer tutor in YA after school programs or as the first Latina deputy district attorney (in Santa Clara County), Elvira is a champion for youth. YA is privileged to be honoring such an amazing woman.”

Zaragoza Robinson is a dedicated servant who has served as an attorney for 40 years representing our most needy defendants, president of the Community Fellowship Center board of directors, coordinator of Bethany Youth Empowerment Center, 11 year deputy D.A., former trustee of Gavilan College (1990-2010), first Latina president of La Raza Lawyers Association, and four-time Woman of the Year (1988 Santa Clara County Mercury News and the Women’s Fund, 1994 Santa Clara County Human Relations Commission, 2000 San Benito County LULAC, and 2011 28th Assembly District).

Youth Alliance seeks to connect like-minded individuals and organizations and show them what is possible when Change Makers dedicate their efforts toward the community. With your support in attendance, together we can empower youth as leaders who contribute to the social and economic betterment of our community.






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