Evelin Urrutia is executive director of Tenants and Workers United, which she first joined through its youth group. Through the efforts of her cohort of youth leaders, T.C. Williams high school hired a bilingual counselor for the student body. Because of those efforts, today there are still bilingual staff and resources available to students. Under her leadership, the youth group won the College Prep for All campaign in 2009 which implemented Individualized Academic Plans. They are are now called Individual Career and Academic Plans for students in Alexandria City Public Schools (ACPS). She also piloted the Community Organizing and Education for Democracy (COED) program. COED graduates are currently enrolled in college, traveling the world and looking for ways to contribute to their community through their education and career. After 12 years as the lead organizer for the youth group, she now leads a Women and Parent Organizing group. Evelin fully understands the communities she works for and the issues the people in the Commonwealth face. In 2016, she became TWU's Executive Director. She lives in Prince William County, and studied Business Management at Northern Virginia Community College.
Tram Nguyen September 12, 2015;
On a rainy Saturday morning, New Virginia Majority members from across the state are gathering in Fredericksburg to strategize and work towards building a more just, sustainable, and democratic Virginia. — with Reena Singh, Jamaa Bickley-King, Evelin Urrutia, Jon Liss, Ingris Moran, Claire Boynton, Daniel Bart Hutchins and Jordan Butler.
New Virginia Majority
Tram Nguyen October 30, 2014
Some of our amazing youth leaders with Delegate Alfonso Lopez at his Defending the DREAM event. Thank you for being a fierce advocate for our youth! — with Haydi Torres, Gladys Brew, Petrona Maria Lopez, Paula DC, Ingris Moran, Alfonso Lopez and Evelin Urrutia.