Our Team

 
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Dakota Hall, Executive Director

Dakota is a long time community organizer & youth advocate, and founding director of LIT.

Dakota studied finance at UW-Milwaukee where he got involved in student organizing and student government politics. There he ushered in the student voice to various statewide and national movements like Fight For $15, Student Debt Reform, and Ending the School-to-Prison Pipeline.

After leaving UW-Milwaukee, Dakota did a year of service with the Americorps program Public Allies Milwaukee. After Public Allies, he went to work for a local faith based community organizing group where he directed and built a youth organizing group now known as LIT.

Dakota is half Indigenous and half Black, and roots his work in racial equity and the liberation of people of color.

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Cendi Trujillo Tena, Organizing Director

Originally from Leon Guanajuato, Mexico, Cendi immigrated to Milwaukee with her parents and older brother at the age of two. 

She grew up in the south side of Milwaukee, where she currently resides. 

In early 2013, Cendi became a DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) recipient which she firmly believes isn't the reason she attended college but instead the reason she stayed. 

During college, she interned at CORE El Centro, The Office of Congresswoman Gwen Moore, and a local immigrant rights organization. 

In 2016, she graduated with a Bachelor's in Sociology, Political Science, and Spanish. 

Immigration, Women's Rights, and the School to Prison Pipeline are among the issues that she is passionate about. 

Cendi loves traveling, working out, attending concerts, and trying new coffee shops. 

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Lamonte Moore, Organizer

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Imani Ray, Organizational Health Coordinator

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ERIC KLEPPE MONTENEGRO, ORGANIZER

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COLLEGE FELLOWS

 
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HIGH SCHOOL FELLOWS

 
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