Community Scholars 2004

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Community Scholars 2004


Richard K. Aparicio, Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 347, represents public employees working for cities and school districts; Richard's research supports contract negotiations and identifies issues that may impact membership.

Roberto Bustillo, Coalition for Economic Survival (CES), Tenant Organizer, 30-year old organization, Richard identifies, develops, and supports tenant leaders, and tenant associations, convenes housing subcommittee of the Healthy Homes Collaborative (HHC), develops and implements innovative environmental justice project related to lead paint, mold, and slum conditions impacting children.

Davin Corona, SAJE (Strategic Actions for a Just Economy), Organizer, Community Education and Tenant Organizer, works with Figueroa Corridor Coalition for Economic Justice on issues and events, including graduation of first group of about 70 students who were enrolled in a class on "Economic Survival" at LA Trade Tech.

Zabel Odabashian, Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 434B, Captain, LTCAT (Long Term Care Action Team), helps organize different events.

Arturo Garcia, People's CORE (Community Organization for Reform and Empowerment), Project Coordinator of Labor Education and Awareness Project (LEA), and community organizer for Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV), alliance of veterans, youth, student organizations; active member of neighborhood planning group, Silver Lake/Echo Park.

Jeffery Henderson. CRES-LA, County Federation of Labor, Field Specialist, Labor and Workforce Development, research arm of LA County Federation of Labor, facilitates communication and coordinates workforce development projects, creates and implements workforce development projects for bringing quality training and jobs to working class persons and among CRES partners.

Maryann Hsieh, Service Employees International Union (SEIU) 434B, Member Organizer, leader among Chinese homecare members, works with City of Pasadena seniors, educator and supporter to various members in different communities.

Alvaro Huerta, founding member of the Association of Latin American Gardeners of Los Angeles (ALAGLA) and Statute of Liberty (SLC) Center, Director of Organizing for ALAGLA, activist in neighborhood and economic development issues.

Alicia Loncar, Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 99, Political Director, solicits political support from elected officials, community leaders etc.; Liaison between County Federation of Labor and local.

Dominique Mendez, East LA Community Corporation, Director of Community Organizing, supports and develops organizing staff that works directly with eastside residents.

Anisa Mendizabal, Downtown Women's Center (DWC) Volunteer Coordinator, helps community members to get involved in Center.

Hugo Ortiz, Dunbar Economic Development Corporation (DEDC), Organizer and Program Manager, works with merchants along Main Street Program to revitalize Central Avenue Historic Corridor.

Nancy Portillo, Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 434B, Staff Member, works in Administration and Political Departments of local.

Marjorie Reyes, SEIU 347, Researcher, union represents public employees working for cities and school districts; research supports contract negotiations and identifies issues that may impact membership.

Shirley Smith, Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 434B, Member, Political Organizer and Captain, out-of-state and political organizing.

Martha Tiscareno, Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 434B, Capitan, Division 1, organizing members and keeping them up-to-date on all issues.

Lisa Watson, Downtown Women's Center (DWC), Executive Director, works with Board of Directors in setting policy, strategic planning, fundraising, and supervising staff.