Arelis Perez (she/her) is the Vice President of Economic Empowerment at Community Action Partnership. She serves on the organization’s leadership team in addition to leading two of the organization’s impact teams, Household Stability and Safety and Empowerment, which consists of 5 programs. She oversees programs that collaborate with clients as they journey through a continuum of support; moving from crisis to stability to thriving. Arelis started her career in community organizing and partnership building more than 15 years ago in various professional settings: medical systems, public education, and within the community benefit sector. Over the last 9 years, she has led teams in addressing barriers and needs of communities who have been historically oppressed through holistic partnering.
Arelis holds a bachelor’s in Human Development and Family Science from Messiah University.