$50,000 / 2020 – 2021


Pomona, CA

Gente Organizada (Gente) is a community-­‐led social action non-­‐profit organization based in Pomona whose mission is to bring together generations to access, build, and wield their collective power to achieve educational, economic, and social justice. They guide Pomona youth in researching the needs of the community through public discussions and surveys; identifying the systems that either contribute to the community’s inequities to strategize grassroots-­‐led solutions. In 2019, Gente effectively organized the Pomona Unified School District to divest $2 million from School Resource Officers and reinvested $5 million in state funds for English Language Learner (ELL) programs and other programming for district foster youth and low-­‐income students