Priscilla Castaneda
Generations for Justice Organizer

Gender Pronouns: She / Ella

Priscilla Castaneda graduated from the University of California Irvine in 2021. She grew up in an under-resourced community and household within the San Fernando Valley with her immigrant working-class single mother. Witnessing the struggles of her mother motivated her to pursue post-secondary education to create social change and a legacy in her community and at home. Additionally, having witnessed the struggles faced by individuals dealing with housing insecurity, educational barriers, police brutality, gun violence, gang violence, and substance abuse, to name a few of the issues faced by her community and communities alike, have helped fuel her dedication to challenge oppressive systems. 


As a first-generation college graduate, Priscilla’s early experiences navigating social and educational services were shaped by living with her immigrant single mother in an underserved community. As a previous college and career advisor at LAUSD, Priscilla also learned about the importance of creating collective interest to encourage students to pursue post-secondary education and break generational stigma. This has motivated her to be at the forefront of organizing and collaborating with community members to raise awareness of the issues marginalized communities face. As a Generations for Justice (G4J) Community Organizer, Priscilla is excited to continue pursuing her passion for social justice by building meaningful connections with community members in the Eastside of Los Angeles and reminding them that there is hope for liberation and an equitable community.


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