Boards and Commissions Leadership Institute 2019
Jose Lopez was born and raised in the South Bay. He is a grassroots community organizer with the Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment. Jose joined the community organization in 2015 as a member of the Chula Vista chapter and fought alongside his neighbors to win infrastructure improvements like trash cans, stop signs, street lights, and a playground for their neighborhood. Now, as a community organizer, Jose gets to continue to work with his neighbors to build power for working class communities of color in the South Bay, most recently, fighting for rent control in National City. He is also the chair for Espacio Migrante’s Board of Directors, a binational organization that works with migrants, refugees, and deportees in the Tijuana/San Diego border region.