Jose Arenas

Jose Arenas

VP, Community Organizing

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Jose brings 21 years experience in community organizing, grassroots leadership development, and non-profit management to his role as Vice President of Community Organizing for Innovate Public Schools.

Jose’s work has focused on finding grassroots leaders and training them to build community organizations that can successfully address the public policy issues impacting their lives, which has led to new policies, new public schools, and improvements in the quality of life for California families. He is now focusing on building Innovate’s organizing work in San Francisco. 

From 2000-2005, Jose worked for People Acting In Community Together (PACT), where, among other campaigns, he organized public school parents and teachers in East San Jose to launch the first high-quality school options in the Alum Rock School District, including new charter schools and new district schools.

Prior to his role as Managing Director of Community Organizing for Innovate Public Schools, Jose was Executive Director of the San Diego Organizing Project (SDOP) in San Diego, California, which is an affiliate organization of the PICO National Network.