Senior Outreach Coordinator
Lidia Castelo, a native of Los Angeles, began developing her grassroots community organizing skills in High School by organizing her fellow classmates at Belmont High School to advocate for adequate education. She then continued developing her passion while attending CSU Northridge by organizing students around budget cuts affecting EOP and humanities programs. Soon after receiving her Bachelors of Arts degree in Xicana/o Studies and a minor in Business management, she became a Tenant Organizer for Strategic Actions for a Just Economy (SAJE) through the AmeriCorps Public Allies LA program, campaigning against slum housing and advocating for affordable/adequate housing for working poor families in the Figueroa Corridor area of Los Angeles. Presently, she volunteers at Comunidad Presente (CP), a community based organization in the Pico Union area and is a Supplemental Instruction Leader for the EOP Summer Bridge program at CSU Los Angeles.