Flor Romero was nominated to the AmeriCorps Board of Directors by President Biden in September 2021 and confirmed by the U.S. Senate in May 2022.
Flor Romero is a social worker who has dedicated her career to historically marginalized communities in the Los Angeles area and is the daughter of first-generation Salvadoran immigrants.
Romero serves as the associate director of career pathway connections at the LA Promise Fund. She leads programs dedicated to student success by strengthening career pathways across SLATE-Z, a federally designated Promise Zone with the mission to revitalize South Los Angeles. Through this initiative, she oversees programming including student internships, dual enrollment with a local community college, career development workshops, and more. Romero is passionate about working with youth and is proud to uplift underserved communities.
Romero also spearheaded a successful reading program across the Los Angeles Unified School District, the second-largest school district in the nation, working closely with schools in Los Angeles County and increasing literacy rates for over 2,000 students. Romero has also worked in marketing to guide clients on authentic and inclusive storytelling for their marketing strategies.
Romero began her career with the AmeriCorps’ Jumpstart program, a national early education organization working toward the day every child in America enters kindergarten prepared to succeed. She went on to lead community-focused projects, working with stakeholders and leaders on foster care and adoption, mental health, educational advancement and other initiatives.
Romero earned a BA in psychology from the University of California Los Angeles and a Master of Social Work with a focus in social change and innovation from the University of Southern California.