Richard Freedman, Vallejo Times-Herald, November 27, 2014—Though Irona Lofton's future was somewhat cloudy while a Hogan High School student, she was sure about one thing.
“I wanted to help people,” she said.
And, apparently, she is. After less than a year with Youth and Family Services in Fairfield, the Vallejo native is one of 20 community and nonprofit leaders selected as 2014-15 Women's Policy Institute fellows by the Women's Foundation of California.
The Women's Policy Institute brings women's voices, leadership and expertise to the state legislative process with the aim of increasing the number of polices that address the needs of low-income women and families.