Civic Engagement Organizer
Te’Ausha, is the Civic Engagement Organizer at Californians For Justice, located in Fresno. Te’Ausha leads CFJ’s voter engagement campaigns and supports strategic leadership for the civic engagement department. She became involved with CFJ as a sophomore in high school through a club on campus and the atmosphere is what kept her engaged. Te’Ausha finally felt like she was a part of something huge that could actually make a difference for schools and communities in her city. All the issues people face, their mission, their student led aspect, everything seemed to fit and just make sense. The culture at CFJ is what sparked the passion inside of her, she does this work because she envision a world where folks of color no longer have to worry about discrimination. She envisions a just society, a society where the needs of our people are put first, always in an attempt to make the world a better place. She see what’s going on around her and see those who are affected by discrimination, white privilege, and more. More importantly, Te’Ausha experiences resemble what other folks experience and she knows that before she can start to see a real change, she must be willing to put in the work.
“ I Never do anything that doesn’t make sense, and to me, it not only makes sense to be an activist for my community, my peers, my family, for those who are afraid to stand up, but it’s in my DNA. It’s who I am. I was born to make legendary moves and be the face for young folks of color.”- Te’Ausha Garcia