Jonathan Perez
Administration Executive Assistant

Gender Pronouns: They / He

Jonathan Perez is a former United Students member and Garfield High School Alumni. They began organizing in 11th grade working to eliminate punitive discipline policies and addressing the 50% disappearance rate. Along with their peers, Perez organized successfully for the construction of Esteban E. Torres High School and the passage/implementation of the A-G resolution. Perez joined InnerCity Struggle's staff team as a site organizer at Garfield and Roosevelt where they supported youth's leadership to lead campaigns on their campuses. Taking the skills they learned at ICS’ Perez founded the Immigrant Youth Coalition (IYC) organizing youth and families statewide to end the school-to-deportation pipeline and the criminalization of immigrants with a conviction history. Perez formed broad-based coalitions that successfully organized to increase protections for immigrants locally and statewide, halting the construction of new detention centers and stopping LA County's 3.5 Billion dollar jail expansion. In recent years Perez has devised ways to bring wellness resources to grassroots organizers through horticultural arts and meditation practices. Perez returns to InnerCity Struggle during its 30th anniversary as the Administration Executive Assistant supporting ICS' Board of Directors.


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