COVID-19 Community Report, March 23rd, 2021: Yolo County Children's Alliance director of programs Jeneba Lahai

I became aware of Jeneba Lahai and her work with Yolo County Children's Alliance (YCCA) a few weeks ago when she spoke on a panel hosted by Yolo Community Foundation. She is the director of programs for YCCA, which helps families, particularly non-English speaking families, access services, learn valuable parenting skills, and find support. As an immigrant herself (she is originally from Sierra Leone, West Africa), Jeneba has particular insight into immigrant families' needs during the pandemic.

Her work focuses on interagency collaboration, establishing relationships with key partners in Yolo County, and developing programs to meet the needs of the community. Jeneba also serves as the vice chair of the Yolo County Health Council, and as a board member of the Yolo County’s Homeless and Poverty Action Coalition and the West Sacramento Housing Development Corporation.