Meet Our Staff

Tony Douangviseth (He/Him/His)

Executive Director

YT Since 2007

tdouangviseth@youthtogether.net

Tony Douangviseth is the Executive Director of Youth Together. He attended San Francisco State University and majored in Ethnic Studies. In 2007, he returned to his alma mater as a Program Assistant, Youth Center Collaborative Director 2009 and became Director of Programs in 2016. His passion is to support and develop young people who grow up in the most impoverished neighborhoods to become successful and help their communities thrive. If Tony had all the time in the world he would spend it building things while listening to 90’s hip hop and R&B or spend time with his family on the beach.

 

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Itzamar Felipe (They/Them/Theirs)

Youth Organizing and Leadership Development Program Coordinator

YT Since 2020

itzamar@youthtogether.net 

Itzamar is the Youth Organizing and Leadership Development Program coordinator. They grew up in West Oakland after migrating from Guerrero, Mexico. They attended UC Santa Cruz and graduated with a combined major in Sociology and Latin America and Latino Studies with a minor in education in 2018. They began doing community organizing work in high school by creating murals around Oakland with a local organizing, 67 suenos. Itzamar wants to do work that benefits and supports the community they grew up in. In their free time, they enjoy reading science fiction, learning astrology and hiking among redwood trees.

 

Guadalupe Gomez (she/her/hers) 

After-School Program Site Coordinator

YT Since 2009

ggomez@youthtogether.net

Guadalupe Gomez is the Skyline After-School Program Site Coordinator of Youth Together. She attended Community College & some semesters in the University at Guadalajara Jalisco, Mexico. She graduated in 1990 earning her master in Finances and a degree in Social Worker. She started working with Youth Together in 2009 as a Parent Liaison and is currently the Family Liaison & Parent Organizer. Her passion is working with families to support and developing their skills as leaders, providing them with the tools and information to help make positive changes in their family, in the school and in the community. Guadalupe is the bridge between the school, the family and the community services. If Guadalupe had all the time in the world she would spend it building a rehabilitation center to help youth that are involved in gangs and drugs listening and listen to 80’s music disco. Her favorite song is “I will survive” with Gloria Gaynor.

 

Danielle Armstrong (she/her/hers)

Director of Programs

YT Since 2017

darmstrong@youthtogether.net

Danielle Armstrong is currently the Director of Programs. She attended the University of California, Berkeley and majored in Rhetoric with a minor in Peace and Conflict Studies. In 2015, she began working at Skyline High School as a College Advisor and began working with Youth Together in 2017. Her passion is to improve the lives of the people in her community; she believes that education is a key component towards making this happen.  With limitless time, Danielle would spend her time exploring different parts of the world.

 

Zion Solomon (they/all pronouns)

Youth and Community Liaison

YT Since 2021

zion@youthtogether.net

Zion Solomon is the Youth and Community Liaison Coordinator. They grew up in San Diego, California and graduated from UC Santa Barbara with a degree in Religious Studies and History. Zion’s  belief in the power in community organizing began when they attended labor strikes with their caregiver at the age of 7. Ever since, Zion has worked towards building community and strength through coalitions since.  Their passion is supporting the joy and holistic wellness of themself and others and liberation through self and community care. Zion enjoys spending their free time near bodies of water, doing arts & crafts, listening to music, and going for walks.