Staff_-_JLP.jpgJosephine Lopez Paul - Lead Organizer

Josephine Lopez Paul joined the Industrial Areas Foundation (IAF) after 15 years as a public school educator. As a leader in Albuquerque Interfaith, she worked with others to improve the conditions of decaying school facilities through the passage of a $180M bond. Josephine organized with EPISO and Border Interfaith in El Paso and Allied Communities of Tarrant (ACT) in Fort Worth before she became Dallas Area Interfaith’s lead organizer in 2015.

Socorro.jpegSocorro Perales - Organizer

Socorro Perales joined the Industrial Areas Foundation (IAF) after 14 years in law enforcement with the Texas Department of Public Safety.  As an organizer with COPS/Metro in San Antonio, she organized the renovation of Albert Benavides Park and created a $4 Million master plan that included a multipurpose center, jogging trail, soccer field and basketball court.  As an organizer with Valley Interfaith, she helped leaders in Las Milpas increase voter turnout by 1,000 to secure a much-needed library and multi-purpose center.