Sondra Youdelman has been at Community Voices Heard since 2000 and was named the organization’s new Executive Director in March 2007; she was previously CVH’s Director of Public Policy and Research. Sondra has worked both in the United States and abroad to achieve social and economic justice through organizing. She has over 10 years experience as an organizer and activist with grassroots groups including farm workers, Native Americans, public housing residents, and low-income workers in the United States, and abroad for various populations throughout Latin America and in several African countries. She obtained a Master’s Degree in Public and International Affairs from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School in order to gain policy analysis tools to bring back to the grassroots. She also has a BA in American Studies focusing on Oppression and Revolution from Wesleyan University. 
National Leading From the Inside Out Alum
- Chair: Robby Rodriguez, SouthWest Organizing Project, NM
- Vice Chair: Sondra Youdelman, Community Voices Heard, NY
- Secretary: Rudy Gonzalves, California Alliance, CA
- Treasurer: Leroy Johnson, Southern Echo, MS
- Hill Carmichael, Greater Birmingham Ministries, AL
- Scott Douglas, Greater Birmingham Ministries, AL
- Kimble Forrister, Arise Citizens’ Policy Project, AL
- Darnell Johnson, Kentucky Jobs with Justice, KY
- Burt Lauderdale, Kentuckians for the Commonwealth, KY
- Mike Sayer, Southern Echo, MS
- Anthony Thigpenn, Strategic Concepts in Organizing and Policy Education, CA
- William Weahkee, Director, SAGE Council, NM
- Lisa Abbott, Kentuckians for the Commonwealth, KY
- Bineshi Albert, SouthWest Organizing Project, SAGE NM
- Presdelane Harris, Arise Citizens’ Policy Project, AL
- Attica Scott, Kentucky Jobs with Justice, KY
- Henry Serrano, New York Jobs with Justice, NY
- Karla Zombro, Strategic Concepts in Organizing and Policy Education, CA
"The 99% Spring"
Organizing the Recovery
Organizing the Recovery: State-Based Activism on the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 was held at Capitol Skyline Hotel 10 “I” Street SW, Washington, DC May 10-12, 2010.
Participants included Sondra Youdelman - Community Voices Heard.
"A Progressive Vision for New York City"
Community Voices Heard Power organized "A Progressive Vision for New York City" panel discussion, June 19 2014.
Sponsoring Committee (List in Formation)
Bill Samuels, Connie Packard, David R. Jones, Don Murray, Elizabeth Clay Roy, Jeff Plaut, John Tullis, Karen Youdelman & Robert Youdelman, Maggie Williams, Margaret Stix & Glen von Nostitz, Mary Dailey, Michele Burger & Tom Cramer, Paul Getsos, Sandra Killett, Sondra Youdelman
Ear to the Ground Project
- We would like to express our deep respect and appreciation for everyone who took the time to talk with us, and the organizations that generously hosted us during our travels. Interviews were confidential, but the following people have agreed to have their names listed for this publication:
Most of those listed were connected to Freedom Road Socialist Organization.
Sondra Youdelman was among those on the list. 
Gabriel Strachota October 24, 2017 ·
LeftRoots members blew past our #100kin5days and raised $117K. One hundred and seventeen thousand dollars for a revolutionary socialist organization in five days! This gives me great hope about the opportunity (and mandate) we have to build the left in this moment. Bless you Matt Steinem, Emilie Blattman Costello, Sondra Youdelman, Kevin Borden, Susanna Blankley and a very generous anonymous donor that pushed me past my personal goal. Towards the #nextleft #letsgo ✊
Community Voices Heard Staff, 2017: Juanita Lewis, Henry Serrano, Sarah Thomason, Diego Gerena-Quinones, Michelle Perez, Vincent Villano, Talia Schank, Sondra Youdelman, Jenny Loeb, Taja Lindley, Mo George.