Community Health Education Advocate, The Children’s Clinic in Long Beach
Sonya Clark is a Community Health Education Advocate with The Children’s Clinic in Long Beach and served as a community organizer with the Long Beach Coalition for Good Jobs and a Healthy Community’s Measure N Campaign, an initiative to support a living wage for hospitality workers in Long Beach’s highly subsidized hotel industry. Ms. Clark also served as a facilitator for Long Beach’s second People’s State of the City, providing training and direction for organizers to hold sessions on issues such as housing, neighborhoods, air quality, and youth development. Previous to her work in advocacy, Ms. Clark spent 15 years in education teaching and coordinating educational programs including Marcus Garvey School in South Los Angeles, Long Beach City College, and most recently at California State University, Long Beach, instructing a student success course under CSULB’s Education Opportunity Program. She published, “Enriching Community with a Living Wage,” on LAANE’s Frying Pan Blog to reflect on her personal experiences with the Living Wage Campaign. Ms. Clark received her Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature from California State University, Long Beach.