Fellow Profile

Fellow

Pamela Villa

Pamela-Villa

Focus Areas: Risks to Adolescent Health

Urban Youth Alliance BronxConnect

Bronx, NY

Fellow

Pamela Villa

Pamela is the Director of Development for BronxConnect, an organization dedicated to keeping youth out of jail for life. Through her cross-functional leadership, she has contributed to the organization's financial growth and upcoming expansion to a new state. In less than two years, Pamela has helped raise over $3.5 million to scale operations. She has designed culturally affirming learning experiences for youth and led over 200 workshops. Pamela’s diverse background, which includes community organizing and investment banking, enables her to contribute her own unique value to the team.

BronxConnect addresses risks impacting Black and Latinx adolescents including violence, mass criminalization, and incarceration.  Founded in 1999, the mission of BronxConnect is to keep youth out of jail, by providing alternatives to prison and detention.  The organization focuses on rehabilitation, employment, and educational attainment -- and has served over 2,000 court-involved and high-risk youth.