Board of Trustees:

Marian Aste retired in 2015 and was an adjunct faculty member in the Bilingual Credential program at the College of Education, San Diego State University, California.

Miriam Clark is a retired teacher and probation officer.

Mirna Cruz was a student activist at Mission Bay High School who helped write the policy on recruiting adopted by San Diego City Schools. She now attends San Diego State University with a double major in Social Work and Spanish. She is a member of the Association of Chicana Activists at SDSU.

Nancy Cruz became an activist while attending Mission Bay High School and helped organize the successful campaign to remove JROTC shooting ranges from San Diego City Schools. She currently is a UAW labor organizer representing UCSD post-graduate students.

Rodrigo de la Rosa is a former Project YANO youth intern and recent San Diego State University graduate who is working for the Environmental Health Coalition.

Lorraine Demi is an adjunct lecturer at the University of Southern California School of Social Work, teaching graduate courses at the USC San Diego and Virtual academic centers.

Manuel Enriquez is the first in his family to graduate from a four-year university. He attended San Diego State University where he earned bachelor’s degrees in Chicana/o Studies and Sociology, and minored in French. He is currently a student attendant at an elementary school and a member of the San Diego Immigrant Youth Collective.

Paula Hoffman-Villanueva is a retired adult education teacher who taught English language learners.

Amanda Jordan-Starks is a former "activante" (intern/activist) with School Of the Americas Watch, where she first engaged the problem of militarism. She works in community development in Southeast San Diego with a faith-based not-for-profit, and as a writing tutor at San Diego City College.

Jorge Mariscal is an Army vet, literature professor and director of the Chicano/a-Latino/a Arts and Humanities Program at the University of California San Diego. He has written extensively on military recruitment issues as it pertains to the Latino/a community and is one of the principle authors of articles on race, immigration, and militarization in the United States of America.

Itzel Martinez was an activist at her high school and is currently a community college student with plans to transfer to a four-year university.

Jesus Mendez-Carbajal is a grassroots community organizer attending San Diego State University (SDSU) and majoring in Chicana and Chicano Studies. Jesus belongs to the San Diego Immigrant Youth Collective and the Association of Chicana Activists (A.Ch.A.) at SDSU.

David Morales helped form the Education Not Arms Coalition as a high school junior. He has taught high school Spanish and is now a graduate student in the Stanford University Teacher Education Program.

Dan Paris is a Navy veteran and parent.

Isidro Ortiz is a professor in the Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies at San Diego State University.

Program Coordinator:

Rick Jahnkow has worked for Project YANO since its early days and helped develop the concept of the organization in 1984.

Youth Intern:

Jenny Sandoval is a student at San Diego City Community College.

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