Blanca Ruiz-Thompson

Youth Engagement Coordinator


Blanca is an experienced Love Notes (relationship skills curriculum) and also offers mentorship and resources that the youth might need. She knows how important it is to have someone who understands and can offer help navigating some very real and heavy life experiences. She strives to be that trusting adult that can help create a bridge to services in the community so things to alleviate the burden on youth – and to help youth know they don’t have to carry their burdens alone.

What high school did you attend and in what city?

Sacramento Job Corps

What song motivates you to jump out of bed in the morning?

Famous For by Tauren Wells

What after school programs, or activities did you participate in while in high school?

What 3 words would you use to describe yourself?

  • Caring
  • Mother
  • Powerful

Who are your favorite people, groups, or organizations to follow on social media?

Please define what it means to you to be a HOPE dealer.

Being able to use my lived experiences to return to my community and provide support and resources.