Our Executive Director
Cynthia Grayson has been a powerful force for equity and human dignity for many years. After receiving her MSW in 1978 from Southern California University, she served as a child welfare worker and as a mental health therapist. She and her late husband, Samuel, were committed to serving families and communities of color, by providing culturally relevant training and consultation services. Cynthia Grayson continues their vision to develop and maintain positive community, educational, and institutional relationships and partnerships that provide solutions to social, cultural, and economic challenges for families and caregivers of color.
Mrs. Grayson is a fierce fighter for equalizing services for all ethnic communities, particularly for African American and Native American families because she understands that these groups are often disproportionately affected by family separation, economic disparity, legal injustice, and fear of involvement in the community. As a Kinship Caregiver, she also understands firsthand what families face due to untimely circumstances.
One of Cynthia Grayson's great achievements is to help provide jobs, leadership, and economic opportunities to young parents who have graduated from her programs, She recently received The Positive Aging Award 2021 from one of our partners, Sound Generations for Advocacy and Activism supporting Kinship Caregivers.