About FSMV

FSMV is led by a volunteer team of eight Latina community leaders who reside in - and understand - the community.

FSMV Leaders:

  • Paula Perez
  • Olga Melo
  • Azucena Castañon
  • Isabel Salazar
  • Sonia Sequieros
  • Marilu Cuesta
  • Nura Bohnhoff  
  • Nadia Mora

FSMV Steering Council:

  • Olga Melo
  • Paula Perez
  • Anthony Chang

Paula Perez and Olga Melo

Paula and Olga have been among the community leaders who have been involved in Community Action Team (CAT); ELAC (English Learner Advisory Committee) at Castro, Monta Loma and Crittenden; DELAC, the district-wide ELAC for the Mountain View Whisman School District; the “Academia” (City of Mountain View Spanish Language Civic Leadership Academy) and subsequent “ambassadors” program; and the Mountain View Tenants Coalition.

Among the wins that these groups have had over the years include:

● With the Community Action Team, organizing Latino youth to have more of a voice and to get engaged in the community and eventually get the first Latino youth on the city’s Youth Advisory Committee.

● With the MV Tenants Coalition (along with a large group of partners), passing a rent control measure to help give renters more protections against displacement amidst skyrocketing rents and an affordable housing crisis. 

Anthony Chang

Anthony has been involved in a variety of community-based efforts in Mountain View. He met Paula and Olga through the 2016 Measure V campaign to establish rent control and fight displacement of working-class families. He helped form MV Homeowners Against Displacement, a small group of advocates standing in solidarity with working-class families. He has volunteered with the Academia, supporting graduates in pursuing seats on city commissions and city council. In his day job, Anthony has spent 20 years fighting for racial and economic justice by supporting small business owners in communities of color at organizations like Opportunity Fund, California FarmLink, and Kitchen Table Advisors.

Acknowledgment

 Fondo de Solidaridad de Mountain View / Mountain View Solidarity Fund became a fiscally sponsored Los Altos Mountain View Community Foundation project in 2021. Under LAMV-CF’s 501(c)(3) umbrella, the Fund can operate as a nonprofit and receive stock and tax-deductible donations.