Director, Child Development Services, and Union Pacific Empowerment Center
Norma Gonzalez joined the YWCA Greater Los Angeles in 2002; she began her journey as a Site Director for the Union Pacific Children’s Center which served 40 children. Norma’s passion to work in her community became her priority to bring resources and high quality childcare to the families in need.
In 2009, Norma became the Center Director for the new Union Pacific Empowerment Center, becoming the only child care center within 5 miles to provide infant-toddler care and continues to provide service to over 81 children. The Union Pacific Empowerment Center is only community based center that provides numerous services to youth, adults, and seniors within the surrounding communities
In 2013, Norma became the Director of Child Development Services overseeing YWCA Greater Los Angeles six child development sites and continues as the Center Director for Union Pacific Empowerment Center.
Norma is originally from Sonora, Mexico and most recently completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Human Development from Pacific Oaks College, and will be pursuing the Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education. She is the mother of three boys and is happily marriage for 25 years.