Zuleima Flores-Abid is the 211 Special Projects Manager for United Ways of California. In her role, Zuleima helps to advance the goals of the 211 Operating Partnership by managing and implementing collaborative projects such as Cell-Ed Design and Pilot project, Epic App Orchard Collaborative, and the California 211 Shared Data Repository, among other special projects.
Previously, Zuleima worked as the Director of Community Impact and Public Policy at United Way of San Joaquin County (UWSJC) where she worked to engage and mobilize diverse populations across the county through advocacy and programming. During her time at UWSJC, Zuleima worked closely with the local 2-1-1 provider- Family Resource Center. Through their collaboration in the San Joaquin County Connected Communities Network (CCN), they were able to service over 4,000 community members and get them connected to social services. In addition to CCN, Zuleima worked on various initiatives focused on financial mobility, housing, homelessness, and health equity.
In addition to her professional work, Zuleima is a dedicated community servant. In 2016, she founded the Stockton Younger Women’s Task Force (YWTF) with the vision to empower and uplift the diverse voices of young women, providing the tools and resources needed to take action on issues that are the most relevant to them. As the Chapter Director of the organization, she has worked to focus on shifting the paradigm for women’s rights, gender equality in education, healthcare, local government, and voter participation.