Welcome our New Executive Director

As Resilience O.C., we would like to announce our new Executive Director, Claudia Perez. Claudia began her involvement in youth and community organizing as an undocumented high school student in 2010. As an undocumented womxn of color, her participation was key in efforts that led to the creation of RAIZ (Resistencia, Autonomia, Igualdad, lideraZgo) in December of 2011. She has since played an instrumental role in the shaping of youth organizing for Resilience Orange County.


Our History

Get to know how our work in bringing to light the school to prison to deportation pipeline and in community led deportation defense efforts led to us merging RAIZ and Santa Ana BMoC to become Resilience OC. Read more…

Youth Engagement

Learn more about how through organizing and culturally relevant programs like Xinachtli, Joven Noble and People Power we are working to transform the systems that interact with youth. Read more…


Find out how we in Santa Ana have been calling for an end to LGBTQ immigration detention and changing the conditions in which immigrants and government interact with each other. Read more…


Learn more about how Girls and Womxn of Color (GWoC) is working to create a safe and supportive space for womxn identified folx of color in Orange County. Find out how we are launching the first initiative in OC that is built for GWoC. Read more…


Check out how we have been covered in the media and how we are working to be our own storytellers. Read more…




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