Crystal Gonzalez serves as Program Coordinator of AFSC’s Roots for Peace program in Los Angeles and has been on staff with AFSC since 2010. With AFSC she has overseen the successful development of two urban farming projects, a food equity campaign, and the development of annual Freedom Schools that support youth organizing.
Crystal holds a master's degree in education and has over twenty years of experience working with high school aged youth to improve conditions in under-resourced Latinx communities. She began with organizing her peers in her farm worker town to assure the installation of a community health clinic. Currently, Crystal is leading the transition of an intergenerational urban farming project in South Los Angeles to neighborhood leadership and supporting AFSC’s Youth Organizing efforts.