ABOUT

Albert Ramirez grew up in Wilmington, California. After graduating from Phineas Banning High School, he attended Loyola Marymount University (LMU) graduating in 2006 double majoring in Political Science and Chicana/o Studies. He is currently the Director of Strategic Initiatives at Community Health Councils (CHC) working within the Best Start Region 2 program in South Los Angeles. He provides policy and infrastructure support to address quality of life issues for children ages 0-5 in predominantly Black and Brown communities.

Prior to joining CHC he was a senior community organizer with the Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy (LAANE)'s - Reclaim Our Schools LA - education campaign to push back the privatization of public schools. Albert previously worked with LAANE starting in 2006 as a student attending LMU. After graduation, he joined LAANE’s Coalition for Clean & Safe Ports Campaign as a community organizer in support of the Port of Los Angeles' Clean Trucks Program to aid with labor and environmental justice policies with groups such as the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, the Sierra Club, and the American Lung Association. He then worked for the Unite Here International union in Seattle, Portland, and Los Angeles organizing students and culinary workers.

 

After graduating from UCLA’s Urban Planning Master’s Program in 2013, he worked for Women In Non-Traditional Employment Roles (WINTER) mentoring and placing youth in workforce development programs. In his spare time, Albert supports initiatives that encourage students of color to register to vote, learn about electoral politics, and the need to cultivate for future leaders.

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