Regional Coordinators

Given the vast geography and diversity of Region 7, CensusIE faces a significant challenge in effectively coordinating outreach work. In response we have created a structure of 7 sub-regional tables that will create an opportunity for local collaboration, targeted strategies, and manageable goals. Regional Coordinators have been selected to support each of the Regional Tables. They will fulfill three main roles within their region: 1) convene stakeholders and coordinate activities in order to reduce overlap and ensure that all HTC communities are targeted; 2) serve as a pipeline to local organizations for trainings, resources, and information; and 3) facilitate group learning and a feedback loop for the overall campaign.

Alianza Coachella Valley

Alianza Coachella Valley is a nonprofit coalition of people and organizations supporting residents of disadvantaged communities as they lead efforts for lasting change. Its work is based on the understanding that healthy and economically thriving communities exist only when people have a seat at the table for the decisions affecting their daily lives. Alianza believes a strong Eastern Coachella Valley benefits the entire region and is currently working on campaigns for better schools, improving the local environment, promoting youth leadership, and expanding trauma-informed care.

Alianza is the regional coordinator for the Riverside Eastern sub-region. To connect with this table, email Barrett Newkirk at barrett@alianzacv.org. 

Center for Community Action and Environmental Justice

The Center for Community Action and Environmental Justice (CCAEJ) works on social justice change through the lens of environmental health and justice. The primary focus of their work is to build power within low income communities of color. Through community capacity building and leadership development CCAEJ seeks to change the political and social landscape of the Inland Valleys of Riverside and San Bernardino counties. The work of CCAEJ consistently focuses on those most affected by environmental health hazards: low-income communities of color and recent immigrants who live, work, learn and play closest to rail yards, industrial areas, toxic waste facilities, intermodal facilities, freeways and other areas at greatest risk for environmental health hazards.

CCAEJ is the regional coordinator for the Riverside Metropolitan sub-region. To connect with this table, email Italia Garcia at italia.g@ccaej.org. 

El Sol Neighborhood Educational Center

El Sol was founded in 1991 with the mission to empower communities to lead healthy and comfortable lives with access to health care, safe and affordable housing, opportunities for education, and the leadership skills to eliminate disparities.  For over twenty years, El Sol has equipped low-income families and under-served communities by deploying effective community organizing strategies and providing systems of support and collaboration.  El Sol has a positive track record in the region and has offices throughout the Inland Empire. With active presence in the region, El Sol is implementing community engagement initiatives through the community health workers who have been trained to develop community empowerment processes.

El Sol is the regional coordinator for the High Desert sub-region. To connect with this table, email Vilma Lopez at vilmalopez@elsolnec.org. 

Family Service Association

Since 1953, Family Service Association (FSA) has been one of the largest and most impactful human service nonprofit organizations serving residents of the Inland Empire. Every day, FSA’s staff nurture over 1500 children in 10 child development centers and provide a nutritious meal in a welcoming environment to over 2,200 seniors. The diverse services of FSA are designed to reduce barriers, increase opportunity, and meet essential needs of our communities’ economically vulnerable population. Today, FSA serves thousands of individuals and families each year in the areas of: Behavioral Health, Child Development, Child Abuse Prevention, Community Centers, and Senior Housing, Nutrition and Wellness. The agency utilizes a strength-based philosophy to build resilient families and stronger communities.

FSA is the regional coordinator for both the Riverside Southwest and the Riverside Central sub-regions. To connect with this table, email Ahlam Jadallah at ahlam.jadallah@fsaca.org. 

Warehouse Worker Resource Center

The WWRC is dedicated to improving the lives of warehouse workers and their families in Southern California through education, advocacy and action. The WWRC supports workers through direct worker education and support in wage claims, health and safety complaints, and other basic workplace rights. The WWRC organizes workers to take collective action to confront systemic problems and advocate for public policies that improve standards for workers, especially those facing subcontracting and other forms of contingent work.
 
The WWRC is the regional coordinator for the San Bernardino Metropolitan sub-region. To connect with this table, email Lysandra Diaz at ldiaz@warehouseworkers.org.