Since 1994, Jeremy Lahoud has worked for grassroots organizations focused on youth organizing for racial and social justice. Prior to moving to California, he spent a decade organizing for racial and educational justice with African American, Latino, and Arab American youth at the Southwest Youth Collaborative in Chicago. In 2004, he joined the staff of Californians for Justice as Long Beach Lead Organizer and subsequently served as Organizing Co-Director and most recently as Executive Director from 2009 through 2012. Starting in January 2013, Jeremy is serving as a part-time Senior Associate with Movement Strategy Center, as well as providing independent consulting, focused on strategically supporting youth, community, and policy organizations to advance racial and social justice.
Jeremy has a Bachelor’s Degree in African and African American Studies from Earlham College and completed the coursework for a Masters in Teaching of History at the University of Illinois – Chicago. He has received formal training from the Center for Third World Organizing, the Grassroots Institute for Fundraising Training (GIFT)–including the Fundraising Action Training and the joint Training for Trainers program, the School of Unity and Liberation, and the Rockwood Institute’s Fellowship for California Leaders of Color. He served on the Coordinating Committee of the statewide Campaign for Quality Education alliance and as a founding member of the Strategy Team for the national Alliance for Educational Justice (AEJ).
Jeremy lives in South Los Angeles with his partner, Maria, a high school Social Studies teacher, their six-year old daughter, Adila, and two-year old son, Tecún. In his spare time, he enjoys cooking the traditional Lebanese food he grew up with and playing capoeira with his adopted Los Angeles family–Familia Omulu Guanabara capoeira group.