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Janice Mendez

As a Capacity Building Associate, Janice supports the implementation of LBUSD’s Relationship Centered School’s Professional Learning Network by training school sites staff and developing student participants in school transformation. After joining Californians For Justice in 2016, Janice co-founded Lakewood High School’s CFJ chapter and took on the role of club president. Shortly after, Janice began…

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Jasmine Ramirez

Jasmine is a Capacity Building Associate, she works to build the capacity of our LBUSD high schools participating in our Relationship Centered Schools and Equity and Inclusion professional learning network. She provides support and develops the students’ leadership on the design teams. Jasmine joined CFJ her sophomore year at Long Beach Poly high school in…

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Spencer Lara

Spencer currently works to build the capacity of our Long Beach Unified School District professional learning network high schools and provide support to the students on those design teams, as well as develop their leadership. Since joining Californians For Justice in 2016 they’ve held multiple positions— as a statewide strategy intern Spencer worked with a…

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Asher Ki

Asher Ki, Youth Organizer & Social Activist in the Fresno region. They became involved with CFJ as a sophomore in high school through a club on campus and the atmosphere is what kept them engaged. Asher finally felt like they were a part of something huge that could actually make a difference for schools and…

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Anais Sandoval

As the People & Operations Manager, Anais supports CFJ’s human resources, infrastructure, and operations by ensuring the team is supported with tools and a work environment that is rooted in black liberation values. Her dedication to social and educational justice stems from her own personal experiences and her participation within CFJ as a high school…

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Najla Gomez Rodriguez

Najla helps build the capacity of school district and CFJ staff to increase parent and student participation in decision-making to advance justice for youth of color. Before CFJ Najla worked as an organizer in housing justice where she supported community leaders in winning millions of dollars for affordable housing and tenant protections in the East…

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