Joshua J. Prudhomme

Joshua J. Prudhomme strongly believes in the collective power of people to co-create a reimagined world where we all thrive. He is a justice-driven servant leader devoted to centering and redressing the pressing and often unmet needs of Black people and other historically discriminated against and multiply marginalized communities.

Joshua joins Community Coalition as the Associate Director of Policy and Legislative Affairs. He brings over a decade of experience in working with communities, students, parents, educators, policymakers, and members of the philanthropic community throughout California and Colorado. In his own words, “coming to Community Coalition and working with and in service of South LA’s Black and Brown community is an immense blessing. It’s a fulfillment of a longstanding dream to work toward genuine multiracial solidarity and powerbuilding rooted in pro-Blackness.”

Joshua received a B.A. in Psychology from the University of San Diego. Currently, Joshua is a Ph.D. candidate in Educational Foundations, Policy, and Practice at the University of Colorado Boulder. His dissertation research critically examines the influence of anti-blackness on CA’s ostensible equity-minded educational policies and laws and the implications for California’s Black students and communities.

Fun Fact: Influenced by his grandmother Ceola and mother Carol, Joshua takes great pride in his ability to “make a thing or two” in the kitchen. “I love cooking! It’s one of the ways I express my creativity and connect to my family’s Louisiana Creole roots.”