Claudia Pineda, MSW, works with youth and families involved with the justice system. She surrounds social justice with a focus on racial, gender, economic, and sexual equity. Since 2014, when she first became involved in Partners for Youth Empowerment and the Creative Community Model, her life has been transformed. She now connects the Creative Community Model with people who are socially marginalized and seek empowerment. Claudia has been inspired by the healing and transformation she has witnessed her participants experience.