Bob Cabeza

Jennifer Fornal, Director for Special ProjectsMr. Cabeza has twenty-six years of youth programming, counseling, and community development experience resulting in the ability to lead unique collaboratives designed to better the lives of youth and families. Mr. Cabeza has expertise in personnel, administration, volunteer/staff recruitment and training, long range and strategic planning, grant writing, fund raising, community relations, traditional and non-traditional after-school programming, outdoor education.

Mr. Cabeza has a special focus on youth development and technology equity for underserved communities. Prior to becoming Executive Director with the YMCA, he was the YMCA Youth Institute Director, Associate Executive Director of the Ketchum Downtown YMCA in Los Angeles, Youth Services Director for the YMCA of Greater Long Beach, and Director of Recreation Services for The Foundation for the Junior Blind.

He is a fellow of the Community Technology Foundation of California’s Z-Fellow Program and has been a panelist and presenter at several national conferences. Mr. Cabeza is the first non-school-based educator to be named an Apple Distinguished Educator. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from San Jose State University. He has been married for 12 years and has an 8-year-old son.