JASMINE DELLAFOSSE, SENIOR REGIONAL ORGANIZER
Jasmine Dellafosse is from Stockton California where she began her organizing career in South Stockton. In 2013 she began interning for Council Member Michael Tubbs who was the youngest ever elected official in the City and in the county. In 2014 she was the youngest ever field organizer at the age 19 working for Congress Member Jerry McNerney where she organized over a 100+ volunteers to canvass and phone bank for off year election where they won the race with 60% of the vote. She later become one of the founding member of the Reinvent South Stockton Coalition in early 2014 , an organization that aims to empower its residents to transform community through improving safety, education, housing, job creation, and health.” Through her work with with the coalition has helped to bring access to fresh produce in food desert areas in south Stockton and has led projects around park beautification,led a project to build a brand new playground in South Stockton. She led and organized summer literacy programs with the local housing authorities and University of Pacific for k-3rd graders while also running books clubs every summer and leadership camps at local community centers and University.
She was also the one of the co founders and founding members of the Stockton Schools Initiative that began in 2015, where she worked with students and families to fight for educational change through policy. She has helped advocate to bring Ethnic Studies into schools, push for College Career and community readiness in school. She has led the charge for many projects incldubg pushing to dismantle the school to prison pipeline work, advocating for Restorative justice and investments in counselors, and Restorative Justice Coordinators She was successful by co-authoring restorative justice resolution that passed in Stockton Unified School District in 2019 with a 6-0 vote. Through her work she has been able to cultivate and train hundreds of youth to be change agents in her own city. She continues currently serves on several committees such as the the California Endowment President's youth Council, Former Secretary of the San Joaquin Democratic party 2016-2019 , SJC Democratic delegate for CA Dems, Boy of men of color alliance member, Stockton Education Equity Coalition, and Visionary home builders Board member, Be Smooth Inc. Board member, Student Success and Leadership Academy board , Stockton Scholars community advisory committee as well as several other partnerships she is involved with. Jasmine will continue to dedicate her time and heart to uplift empower and equip the future generation to reach their highest potential. She recently had been awarded in 2018 the Key to City from Mayor Michael Tubbs and was presented with a Mural dedication for her hard work in April 2018 commissioned by Brandon Mike Odums.
Jasmine is now serving as the Senior Regional Organizer with the Gathering for Justice, She eager to get started and get on the ground with community and stakeholder across the state. She looks forward to working on a campaign to close youth prison in CA and committed to ensuring that community, youth, families, community based organizations have a seat at the table in reimagining alternative to incarceration for children and youth.