Yetu Dumbia, Board Member

Yetu Dumbia, Board Member

Victim Advocate, Lutheran Community Services Northwest

Yetu is a victim advocate in the Portland office of Lutheran Community Services Northwest. Prior to Lutheran, she was with IRCO (the Immigrant & Refugee Community Organization) for four years, most recently as program manager. Yetu previously taught at Grandview Academy, and worked at a foster home. She has a diploma in practical nursing, and numerous certifications in community, mental health, and leadership.

Yetu joined The Shadow Project board in 2018, and is passionate about equity and inclusion for youth who experience barriers to success. In her work as a teacher and mentoring gang youth, Yetu discovered firsthand how young people with mental health issues, and other disabilities can feel discouraged in school, and need more support, so they can stay on a path of purpose.