Ileana Naranjo

Author's details

Name: Ileana Naranjo
Date registered: 27 March, 2017


Ileana Naranjo is a graduate student at the University of Southern California School of Social Work, with a concentration in Community Organization, Planning and Administration. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies from Humboldt State University where she gained hands-on experience participating in workshops with the Muslim, Universal Sufism and Tibetan Buddhism communities in California. The religious intolerance in the United States is what initiated her advocacy efforts for social justice. Ileana grew up in South Los Angeles where she worked with the Los Angeles Unified School District, AmeriCorps, and the Delinquent or At-Risk Youth Program. Her personal background and field experience in youth education have influenced her passion in advocating on issues that affect vulnerable populations. Her blog topics will address social issues affecting youth, and urban education in low-income areas.

Latest posts

  1. #APYDCON 2017: Youth Activism and Social Change — 24 July, 2017
  2. Improving Student Behavior Through Engagement — 4 April, 2017
  3. Breaking the Bonds: Moving Away from Zero-Tolerance Policies — 27 March, 2017

Author's posts listings

Jul 24

#APYDCON 2017: Youth Activism and Social Change

In 2014, Malala Yousafzai became the youngest person to receive the Nobel Peace Prize for her advocacy in education for girls in Pakistan and around the world. Xiuhtezcatl Roske-Martinez is the youth director of Earth Guardians and is at the frontline of climate change activism. Malala and Roske-Martinez are two of many youth activists who …

Continue reading »


Apr 04

Improving Student Behavior Through Engagement

Have you ever been in a long meeting, training, or school lecture, and found yourself falling asleep, or having your mind wander? If so, this most likely happens because the event is boring, and there is a disengagement between you and what is being presented. Similarly, students can find their classrooms boring and feel unmotivated …

Continue reading »


Mar 27

Breaking the Bonds: Moving Away from Zero-Tolerance Policies

Many of us probably grew up witnessing classmates being sent to detention, and some of us might even have feared being sent ourselves. Although our fear of detention was mostly due to the fear of getting in trouble with our parents, we were also aware that detention was a few steps away from being expelled …

Continue reading »