Damien Valentine

A proud father, and native of South Los Angeles, Damien joined Community Coalition while attending Manual Arts Senior High School. Damien joined Community Coalition because he believed the school systems were targeting Black and Brown youth in the prison system. He fought alongside Community Coalition and Brother Sons Selves to form the School Climate Bill Of Rights, a policy that took away in-school suspensions for wilful defiance in LAUSD. Damien says he looks at Community Coalition as a safe haven and a valuable resource for community members that are interested in changing the world they live in. In his own words, “Community Coalition saved me from the streets more times than they know.”

Fun Fact: Damien loves to snowboard and watch scary movies with his daughter.