Vicky, Vannesa, & Zarah
Education Programs Manager
Zarah Levy manages CLLARO’s Parents Advocating for Local Schools (PALS) program. In addition, she manages CLLARO policy advocacy for fair wage, affordable housing and other issues.
She has extensive professional experience in community organizing and public policy advocacy, parent engagement and empowerment, nonprofit grants management, research and evaluation, group training and facilitation, social media, project management, and leadership development and mentorship.
Prior to CLLARO, Levy was the Clayton Early Learning Policy and Grants Specialist and Parent Ambassador Program Denver Project Lead. At Clayton, Levy supported and managed the building of a new statewide Coalition service Pregnant People, Expecting Families, Infants and Toddlers, alongside two co-conveners.
At Colorado Network to End Human Trafficking she was the Hotline Supervisor and Advocate Backup. In addition to hiring and managing advocates, she developed and delivered content for more than 50 hours of in-depth Human Trafficking training for all incoming advocates.
In Greater Los Angeles, Levy was on the Community Organizing/Leadership Team of A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition where she created a large grassroots community action network with over 200 local coalitions in Southern California to stop war and end racism. She worked to engage specific communities in direct action, targeting youth and women for leadership in the movement.
Zarah is a graduate of Metropolitan State University of Denver where she has taught courses in human trafficking, women’s studies, and political science. She received the Spirit of Service Award from the Laboratory to Combat Human Trafficking and the Denver Public School Volunteer Award.