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Rosa BenitezKarren A. Lane, JD
Program Director

Karren A. Lane joined the Weingart Foundation as a Program Officer in 2018 and is currently a Program Director, leading strategy work in South and Southeast Los Angeles, in addition to the Youth Organizing Capacity Building Initiative. She previously served as Vice President of policy at Community Coalition, a community-based organization in South Central Los Angeles, where she led community organizing and civic engagement. She has also worked as an advocate for children and youth, including those impacted by the justice system. Karren is a graduate of UCLA and Teachers College, Columbia University, and holds a law degree from the Southwestern School of Law.

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