Senior Manager, Inclusion and Community Partnerships(213) 325-1523 | [email protected]
Ilia Lopez joined UNITE-LA in 2022 as Senior Manager of Inclusion and Community Partnerships where she supports the development of programs and partnerships with key stakeholders to expand UNITE-LA's workforce programs. These programs support marginalized populations including disconnected, justice-involved, home-insecure and foster involved youth.
A Los Angeles native, Lopez most recently served as the Vice President of Programs and Communications for the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. In her role, she was responsible for membership development, events, marketing and managed the Hollywood Chamber’s Community Foundation. Previously, Lopez has held leadership positions in education, arts, housing rights and youth organizations that focused on engaging, supporting and providing resources to communities throughout Los Angeles.
Lopez is also an attorney and holds a Juris Doctor degree from Southwestern School of Law with a focus on Children and the Law and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Studies with a Multi Subject Teaching Credential Option from California State University, Los Angeles. After graduating law school, Lopez founded and managed Fostering Imagination for nearly a decade, a nonprofit organization that provided enrichment, mentoring and wrap-around services to foster and recently emancipated youth.