Director of Programs
Xiomara Corpeño, Director of Programs, has spent the last 20 years of her life working for justice. Her first paid organizing job was at Strategic Concepts for Power and Education (SCOPE) supporting a jobs campaign for black and brown communities. During her 12-year tenure at the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA), she led, developed, and advanced several immigrant justice campaigns like its first in-house Mobilize the Immigrant Vote, Driver’s Licenses for All and the campaign for Comprehensive Immigration Reform. She helped create the first state-wide, immigrant student-led California Dream Network, and founded the California Domestic Workers Coalition. As the Director of Capacity Building for Groundswell Fund, she oversaw the development and implementation of three capacity building programs which served 38 organizations nation-wide. In 2018, Xiomara formed the Southern California Solidarity Network for the Central American Caravan, creating a network of 15+ organizations and 20 individual volunteers to provide streamlined direct assistance to migrants in Tijuana. She continues to work with organizational and grassroots leaders in Baja California. Xiomara is also a parent of two wonderful children.