• Neyda Quintanilla

    Neyda Quintanilla was born and raised in South Los Angeles, having experienced racial and social injustice growing up influenced her decision to follow a career in politics and law. The housing crisis of 2010 personally impacted her life, which led to her volunteering with the Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment (ACCE), where she learned […]

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  • Shakeara Mingo

    Shakeara Mingo is a Grant and Fund development professional who grew up in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area. Shakeara has been writing and managing Grants for 3 years and has secured 2 million dollars for BIPOC led nonprofits, For-profits, and grassroots organizations. Shakeara has been servicing low-income and minority communities for over 11 years. Shakeara began […]

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  • Lillian Washington

    Lillian Washington was born and raised in Watts/South Central Los Angeles. Lillian started to get involved with her community through Community Coalition as a freshman in high school; seeing the injustice and hardships of her peers, she decided to take a stand.  Lillian interacted and articulated the demands of community and students to actors/actresses, government […]

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  • Siris Barrios

    Siris Barrios served as the Emergency Rent Assistance Program (ERAP) Manager. Ms. Barrios is an expert in developing and implementing social impact initiatives that centered around community organizing. In the last seven years, Ms. Barrios organized stakeholders around placemaking strategies that inform land entitlements that resulted in Community Benefits Agreement embedded into new zoning. Ms. […]

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  • Karely De La Cruz

    Karely De La Cruz pronouns (She/Her/Ella) born in Gardena, and raised transnationally in Tijuana, South Los Angeles and Compton. She has been involved in the community since her early childhood. She continues to engage in her community through mutual aid efforts that are with and for unhoused folks and housing unsecured families. Karely is earning […]

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