Youth Organizing Coordinator
Gender Pronouns: They / Elle
Steven Ortega is a queer non-binary person, who was raised by a single mother in the Eastside of Los Angeles. They are a graduate of InnerCity Struggle’s youth program and Esteban E. Torres Renaissance Academy (ELARA). Steven’s leadership as a youth member in the School Climate Bill of Rights campaign helped to end willful defiance suspensions in LAUSD. Through United Students programming, Steven learned their passion for organizing and social justice.Steven will complete their bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Chicanx/a/o Studies California State University Northridge (CSUN) in December 2019. While at CSUN, Steven has organized outreach events for underrepresented students and was a YO! Cali Emerging Organizer Fellow. In their current role, Site Organizer for Garfield and Torres high schools, Steven works with amazing young people on the Eastside to fight for educational justice.