Zoraima is the Development & Partnerships Manager at First Defense Legal Aid. Ms. Cruz has completed 3 years of AmeriCorps service; one of which serving with Public Allies where she recruited attorneys and partnered with corporate donors to support FDLA’s programs. She also launched FDLA’s in-house social enterprise call center and has extensive experience with volunteer development, fundraising, and event planning having worked with Chicago Cares, City Year Chicago, and the American Cancer Society. Zoraima continues her passion of working with non-profit organizations by also being on the Board of Directors for Y.A.A.S. Queen as well as being on the Program Advisory Board for Public Allies.