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Teodora Ildefonzo-Olmo

Manager | Technical Assistance & Capacity Building Team

Teodora Ildefonzo-Olmo is DCYF’s Technical Assistance & Capacity Building Manager. She is a San Francisco native and first generation Filipina. She grew up in Visitacion Valley, where she and her husband currently live and are raising their two kids, Marley and Gabriel. Teodora has over 20 years of youth development experience, which was nurtured in San Francisco. She has had the honor to work for various nonprofit organizations: Jamestown Community Center, Summer Search Foundation, Real Options for City Kids and the San Francisco Beacon Initiative. Prior to working for DCYF, Teodora was the Community Schools Director for the City of San Pablo. During her time there she developed deep relationships with systems leaders and created a coordinated system of care for San Pablo families. San Pablo became a Beacon City, which has been the model for what is possible for West Contra Costa County. She has raised generations of young people, who have in turn raised her and shaped her leadership and commitment to young people in San Francisco and the Bay Area. Being connected to her community is extremely important. In her spare time, Teodora teaches martial arts to kids and families in Visitacion Valley and in Daly City.

Teodora holds a Bachelor of Science in Child and Adolescent Development, and a Master in Science in Recreation, Parks and Tourism both from San Francisco State University.

What inspires you to do this work?

I'm paying homage to all the dope mentors, teachers and leaders in my life and inspire the next generation.

DCYF’s tagline is “Making San Francisco a Great Place to Grow Up.” Do you believe this? Tell us why.

I do! Frisco still has its culture keepers and those folks are still involved in the community and keep young people at the center of everything that they do.

Is there a song or anthem that inspires your grind and motivates you to serve our communities?

“Dedication” by Nipsey Hussle.