Helen Cordero, from Prince George’s County, Maryland and of Salvadoran nationality, started working with the Washington Lawyers’ Committee in October 2021. She is the Workers’ Rights Advocate which is a position that entails coordinating and connecting workers who have endured employment issues from their employers such as discrimination with the Workers’ Rights Clinics. Workers Rights’ Clinics help workers talk to volunteers who then speak to our advising attorneys which help give out legal advice for the workers.
Ms. Cordero graduated from the University of Maryland, College and earned her degree in the Bachelor of Arts through the school of Behavioral Sciences as a major in Government and Politics. Her interest in community organizing started in her second year as an undergrad. She participated in several programs such as PLUMAS (Political Latinxs United for Action and Movement in Society) and Partners in Print. Her most recent work in community organizing involves working with CASA in some of their campaigns such as healthcare and coming to action responses for migration reform.