Crystal Fernandez first came to Common Ground as a student in 2001 and graduated in the class of 2005. She returned to Common Ground in 2019 to lead the Green Job Corps program as Program Manager. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in General Studies with a concentration in Public Administration, African American, Latino, and Urban Studies from Charter Oak State College. Crystal is also a proud sister of Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Incorporated.
Before returning to Common Ground, Crystal developed 11 years of experience in non-profit community based organizations working with youth ages 13-24 with a focus on Youth Leadership, Workforce Development, and Coaching.
Crystal described herself as a Needs Assessor, Resource Locator, Problem Solver, and Resilience Builder.