Before coming to HYC, Kayla McCullough spent four years working in social services in San Diego, California. She received her Bachelors in Social Work, as well as her Masters in Social Work Administration and Community Development, from San Diego State University. Kayla received the Student Leadership Award from her university upon graduation from the field of Health and Human Services.
As a case manager, Kayla has worked with Father Joe’s Villages, helping secure housing for homeless adults. She has also worked in several high schools, partnering with community groups to build community resources and improve social justice efforts. Trained in cultural sensitivity and trauma-informed care, she has worked with a variety of populations including youth, adults, tribal nations, and military families. She has spent the last five years volunteering in her community, as well as serving in a volunteer capacity with her church leading youth. Today, she has taken on the role of Community Engagement Manager with HYC. Her skills are invaluable in this new role. Kayla is a member of the NASW (National Association of Social Workers) and the Network for Social Work Managers, and has a certificate in Nonprofit Management.