Jeanette Cordova has over 27 years of experience in nonprofits and more than 18 years of advocating for children with disabilities. Jeanette is Puerto Rican American, born in New York City and raised in Miami, Florida. Jeanette moved to Colorado in 1992 and lived in Denver for 27 years. After almost three years in Florida supporting her family and working with families of color, and advocating in schools, she is back home in Colorado. Jeanette has developed and maintained relationships with the Spanish-speaking community in the area of disabilities for the over 27 years.
Jeanette is also the proud mom of a 20-year-old son who is chromosomally enhanced and has a lot of charm. Jeanette knows first-hand the challenges and incredible journey of being a parent of a child with unique abilities.
Some of Jeanette's experience came through her volunteer time as an Educational Surrogate Parent for the Colorado Department of Education over six years. She provided advocacy for children with disabilities whose parental rights were severed and needed a representative in their individualized education plan meetings.
In addition to her years of hands-on experience, Jeanette graduated May 2011 with her Associates in Liberal Arts, Cum Laude from Community College of Denver. She graduated in December 2014 with her Bachelor of Science in Human Services, concentration in nonprofit and minors in Psychology and Spanish. Jeanette is also a member of the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society, Psi Beta National Honor Society in Psychology, and Human Services Organization at the Metropolitan State University of Denver. Jeanette attended the University of Colorado for two semesters toward her master's. She is continuing her education at Adams State University master's in Clinical Mental Health.
The mission of Bright Futures Advocacy and Jeanette is to support brighter futures for people with unique abilities through education and advocacy. She strives to provide the tools that parents, siblings, and others who support individuals with disabilities need to teach their children to advocate for themselves.
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