Ami Pascual Spear

Ami Pascual Spear is currently the Manager of Strategic Initiatives at the East LA Community Corporation (ELACC), an affordable housing and community development corporation.   Prior to joining ELACC, she was a capacity-building and technical writing consultant in Los Angeles and produced a documentary film on the impact of toxics and air pollution on communities-of-color. In 1990, she founded an economic development nonprofit, the South of Market (SoMa) Foundation, which she ran for almost 10 years.  Ami was a founding member of the GABRIELA Network and has served on the boards of Resources for Community Development, the Yerba Buena Child Development Center, BRAVA for Women in the Arts and the Embarcadero YMCA.