Francisco primarily supports our People, Parks, and Power (P3) initiative and prior to joining PI had collaborated in recent parks and open space advocacy projects such as the Park Equity, Life Expectancy and Power Building, the Built Environment Policy Advocacy Fund program, as well as a number of cross-cutting efforts like PI’s CA COVID-19 CBO report. Prior to joining PI, Francisco worked as Program Manager for Community Transformation at Promesa Boyle Heights, tasked with community capacity-building and leadership development, coalition-building and initiatives that have resulted in key budget and policy impacts that benefit high and very high park needs in Los Angeles County communities. Francisco served as co-lead convener for the Park Equity Alliance organizing for procedural, structural and distributional justice in the parks and water fields, and via ReDesignLA has served as a mentor for multiple organizations on best practices toward policy-impact and community engagement for the development of multi-benefit projects across Los Angeles. Francisco has been an advocate locally and nationally as a sitting member of Infrastructure Justice Los Angeles and as a core member of the Water Equity and Climate Resilience Caucus. At PI Francisco adds expertise and experience to our healthy and equitable built environment and land use efforts, but as a health equity and racial justice advocate at heart, he is very interested in advancing our organization’s mission and commitment to upstream prevention across a range of community priorities.