Martha De La Torre
Director of Programs
Martha De La Torre received her Bachelor of Arts in Criminology, Law & Society from the University of California Irvine, and her Master’s in Public Administration from the University of Southern California with a focus on nonprofit administration. Having previously worked for the Los Angeles County Probation Department with the juvenile population, she is dedicated to helping youth follow a course that will help them thrive and be successful in reaching their goals. She has been working with YRTTF from the very beginning, starting as a volunteer and now as our Director of Programs. She is dedicated to serving her community and to accomplishing her goals of helping youth and women be empowered to create a better future for all.
Community Relations Director
Naomi is a singer-songwriter and youth advocate from Long Beach, CA. She received her undergraduate communication studies degree at California State University-Long Beach. She is passionate about serving her community and providing opportunities for youth. With an impressive background in music production and songwriting, Naomi works with dozens of young independent artists worldwide through hook writing, toplining, features, vocal recording, etc. She has helped many talented youth create their first song and record in a music studio for the first time. Naomi continues to exercise her passion by working closely with YRTTF.
Director of Development and Grant Writing
Lorella (Lori) Vera has an extensive background working for nonprofit and community organizations. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Criminology, Law & Society from the University of California Irvine, and her Master’s in Public Administration from the University of Southern California with a certificate in Public Financial Management. She previously worked with Soledad Enrichment Action (SEA) a Los Angeles nonprofit organization providing services to high-risk individuals, families, and gang-affected communities within Southern California. At SEA, Lori worked as Data & Compliance Manager, where she administered and managed 30 grants. She is currently also working at CSULA as a Project Manager for a research evaluation. The evaluation focuses on the City of Los Angeles efforts to reduce gang violence. Her commitment to serving the youth in her community over the last 15 years is also what brought her to work with YRTTF as well, helping grow the resources available to serve the youth throughout LA County.
Alvin is a recent CSULB graduate with a BS in Marketing and is currently going back for his Masters in Marketing at CSULB. Being born and raised in Huntington Beach, CA he had grown up in an environment where the lifestyle is always relaxing and carefree. From picking up various hobbies such as music, dance, and travel, the thing that stuck with him the most was photography. Combining photography and travel has encouraged him to get out of his comfort zone by seeking out the foreign corners of the world. He always had the drive to give back to the community, where he attained some leadership roles for volunteer groups such as, Key Club International and Red Cross. With this background, Alvin hopes that by providing his services at YRTTF he will help the community and better its youth.
Adriel is a recent CSUN graduate with a BS in Criminal Justice. Adriel will be going to Allan Hancock College to complete his Fire Technology AS. His goal is to work in a collateral unit, this will allow him to investigate Arson cases. Adriel was born and raised in Central California. The city he calls home is Santa Maria. The Santa Marian culture is all about family and barbequing. The tight family culture is where his passion for people erupted from. It began with his love for the sport of soccer. What started off as a hobby would later lead him to volunteer at the YMCA and coach the Youth. Once realizing the impact he made on people's lives, he decided to utilize his skills and passion in other ways. Adriel hopes to help the community by bettering its youth with the help of YRTTF.