Victor Ponce | Lead Organizer

Victor Ponce

Victor Ponce is a first-generation Mexican American born in San Diego. Raised by his mother with the help of a few others, he has come to embody the saying "it takes a village to raise a child." City Heights greatly shaped Victor’s character. With the support of his teachers at Crawford, he was accepted into San Diego State University (SDSU) where he graduated with a degree in Public Administration. While a senior at SDSU interned at Metro Community Ministries. This is where he began his devotion to changing the narrative of underserved youth and the community. While at Metro Community Ministries, he worked with youth impacted by the criminal justice system. He helped the youth achieve self-sufficiency and become contributing members of their respective communities. Currently, Victor is the Lead Organizer at Mid-City CAN and was previously the Youth Organizer leading Youth Council in their campaign to Revitalize the City Heights Urban Village that includes Officer Jeremy Henwood Memorial Park. In his free time, Victor enjoys watching the latest movies with his friends as well as attending Lowrider car shows.