Eileana Gudiño

Eileana Gudiño

Greater Phoenix Workforce Leadership Academy, Class of 2021-22, Economic Opportunities Program

Community Development Director, Valley of the Sun United Way, Phoenix, Arizona

Eileana Gudiño has spent the last seven years working at Valley of the Sun United Way (VSUW), where she works to ensure children and youth succeed in Maricopa County. In her current role as Community Development and Engagement Director, she oversees the funding allocations that are distributed to the community as well as key initiatives in education. More recently, she is working to learn more about workforce development in order to continue engaging and supporting the Maricopa community. Prior to joining VSUW, Eileana worked in the early childhood field, where her main focus was to increase the quality of early education and empower families to become their children’s first teacher. Eileana graduated from Arizona State University with a master’s degree in social work with a focus on policy, administration and community practice.

Eileana Gudiño is a member of the Greater Phoenix Workforce Leadership Academy, Class of 2021-22. Click here to learn more about local leadership academies in the Economic Opportunity Fellows Network.

The Workforce Leadership Academies are part of the Economic Opportunity Fellows Network, a network of leadership and fellowship programs run by the Aspen Institute Economic Opportunities Program. Within this Network, EOP connects national and local leaders from across sectors — nonprofit, government, business, philanthropy, academia, and more — to advance policies and practices with the potential to help low- and moderate-income Americans thrive in today’s economy. Learn more at as.pn/eofn.

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