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Anna Genari, Director of Programs

Anna Gennari is Foster Youth in Action’s Director of Programs. Anna most recently served as Project Manager with New Mexico Child Advocacy Networks, a Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative site.  There she implemented a highly successful state-wide foster youth advocacy network, supporting foster youth organizers to build their membership base, win legislative victories, and build coalitions with allied organizations. Anna shares FYA's strong commitment to social justice and racial equity and brings a rich toolbox of skills and expertise as a trainer, popular educator, curriculum writer, program developer, and capacity builder. Anna teaches our youth, “Radical self-care is a practice and a process. It is not self-indulgent but rather an act of survival and resistance. As organizers, activists, allows – to care for ourselves is transformative.” Anna provides leadership across many of FYA's program strategies, including our capacity building work, curriculum development, and national conference.