Jennifer Maldonado
Community Planning Justice Organizer

Preferred Gender Pronouns: J-Mo, she 

J-Mo was raised in El Sereno. She graduated from Wilson High School where she currently organizes youth for educational justice alongside youth from Lincoln High School. She is an alumna of InnerCity Struggle’s United Students club. It was through community organizing that J-Mo was inspired to pursue and enter a career in youth development work. She graduated from UC San Diego with a BA in Ethnic Studies and minor in Education Studies to return to her Eastside communities and work with youth. She was first hired as a Fellow through the Funder’s Collaborative on Youth Organizing at InnerCity Struggle to assist in building out a Community Schools model for the Eastside. Later, J-Mo was hired as a Site Organizer and continues to build the leadership skills of youth from El Sereno and Lincoln Heights.