Board of Directors


Hector Sanchez - Chair

Deputy Political Director

Community Coalition


Kristie Hernandez - Secretary

Senior Government and Community Relations Specialist 



Margarita Ramirez - Sustainability Chair

Liberty Hill Foundation's Director of Grantmaking, Retired


Belen Vargas

Associate Vice President for Operations and Chief Mission Officer

California State University, Los Angeles


Camila Chavez

Co-Founder and Executive Director

Dolores Huerta Foundation


Rose Contreras 

Retired Vice President Creative Services at Lakeshore Learning Materials


Robin Gurney


SavEarth Media


Silvia R. Argueta

Executive Director

Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles 


Jennifer Maldonado

Program Manager

Funders’ Collaborative on Youth Organizing (FCYO)

Youth Alumna, InnerCity Struggle



Advisory Board


Aurea Montes-Rodriguez

Executive Vice President

Community Coalition


Lester Garcia

Political Director

SEIU Local 99


Amy Cooper  

Education Consultant


Douglas Wance                                                    




Dr. Pedro A. Noguera

Dean of the USC Rossier School of Education