ExpertBail: Bail Bond Agent, Gloria Mitchell
Gloria Mitchell is a second generation bail agent and has been working in the bail industry for over 20 years. Following in the footsteps of her mother, Gloria received her bail license and has owned her own bail business for the past 15 years.
What makes Gloria such a wonderful bail agent is not the work she does every day in her office, but more importantly the work she does every day outside her office. For the past several years, Gloria has worked with Soroptimist International in Puente Hills, CA. Through her work with this group, as a member and past President, she saw an unique opportunity to branch off and work with teenage mothers.
Gloria created a program called "Tea for You" (Teen Mothers Excelling through Adversities). She works closely with teachers and students from fifteen Cal-SAFE Schools to provide resources and support for pregnant teens and teen mothers. The organization holds a special a day each May (and has for the past 5 years) to provide these teen girls an opportunity to experience a high tea luncheon with women who were also teen mothers. They get a chance to share stories and experiences of how these women have continued on to become professionals in business. Gloria is completely committed to the success of this program. According to Gloria, “I see bright futures in these girls and with the help of Soroptimist Scholarship Program and support from the surrounding business we can encourage them to stay in school, and continue on to higher education. Ultimately we want them to use their adversities as stepping stones to reach their goals. By building strength and confidence and never giving up they will improve their lives and the lives their children.”