Meet Adelita Grijalva
As a native Tucsonan, educated through TUSD schools and the University of Arizona, Adelita is committed to improving the quality of life in Pima County. Adelita has worked with youth and their families for the last twenty-seven years and has the experience and dedication to fight for the right for each child to achieve academic excellence and the opportunity to succeed. Adelita is Director of Pima County Teen Court, a Juvenile Court diversion program, a program she has worked with for nearly 25 years. Ms. Grijalva facilitates workshops for families in basic skills, communication, anger management, impulse control, goal setting and resisting peer pressure. Adelita is currently a member of the TUSD School Board and was recently elected to her 5th term.
Ms. Grijalva has also had a role nationally with the democratic party as a Member of the 2008 Democratic Convention Credential Committee, Member of the 2009 Democratic Change Commission and 2010 and 2012 At-Large Member of the Democratic National Committee. Amongst some of the honors awarded to Ms. Grijalva are the “40 under 40” for Tucson Business Edge Magazine in 2005, Arizona School Counselor Advocate of the Year in 2008, the Valle Del Sol Profile in Success Awardee in 2010, 2015 UFW Friend of Labor and Tucson Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Deltas of Southern Arizona 2016 Women in Spirit Awardee and was recently inducted into her alma mater, Pueblo High School’s Hall of Fame. Adelita lives in Tucson with her husband Sol and their three children, Adelina, Raúl and Joaquín.