Keyanna Ortiz-Cedeño

Affiliate Services Associate

Keyanna Ortiz-CedenoKeyanna Ortiz-Cedeño has been proximate to and engaged with homelessness and    child well-being    since early childhood, as a volunteer, as an advocate, and through the    work and    lived experiences of her loved ones.    Keyanna is a graduate of Swarthmore College, where she majored in Political    Science and minored in Peace and Conflict Studies.

She began volunteering with Family Promise of Delaware County her freshman    year,    and organized student volunteerism    on campus.    She    is also an alumni of the School for International Training’s International Honors Program (IHP), where she participated in experiential, human rightsoriented urban planning coursework in New York City, São Paulo, Barcelona, and Cape Town.    Before    joining Family Promise,    Keyanna engaged with homelessness and housing insecurity from many vantage points, interning with the Government National Mortgage Association and the National Coalition for the Homeless    in D.C.,    volunteering with Corpus Christi’s Habitat for Humanity    and Metro Ministries,    and rehabilitating homes with All Hands    And    Hearts in the U.S. Virgin Islands.  

As    an    Affiliate Services Associate    at Family Promise,    Keyanna researches, implements, and oversees the development of resources for homelessness prevention, diversion, and graduate support services for Family Promise’s 200+ Affiliates. This materializes in her assemblance of best practices, management of national pilot programs, and conduction of    trainings in these three key areas. Towards these goals,    Keyanna manages organizational partnerships with Clayton Homes, The Synchrony Foundation, Kiddie Academy, and Help Us Move In (HUMI). 

Keyanna has an identical twin sister, brother, and two spunky dachshunds back in her    small,    coastal hometown of Portland, Texas. Outside of work,    she    enjoys watching novellas to “practice her Spanish”, bachata and salsa dancing,    and    participating in politics and racial justice    initiatives. 

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