Volunteer: Bruce Patton
Community Coalition works to help transform the social and economic conditions in South LA that foster addiction, crime, violence and poverty by building a community institution that involves thousands in creating, influencing and changing public policy.
Bruce Patton has served as a volunteer and resident leader of Community Coalition (CoCo) for over 20 years. He was introduced to CoCo by his mother, Mrs. Audrey Patton, who is one of CoCo’s founding community leaders. As his mother approached her more senior years as a community leader, she passed on the torch to her son to ensure CoCo remained a community vehicle to impact change in the region. Bruce is a tireless leader who gives his valuable time and expertise towards the benefit of the entire community, and specifically to young students of color struggling with math and science. He has helped lead multiple campaigns and leverages his knowledge and skills to promote whole youth leaders. Currently, he is a core leader of CoCo’s resident-driven committee, the Justice Committee, where residents work alongside CoCo staff to learn about, strategize, and launch community campaigns to help address critical deficiencies in the criminal justice system that impact South Los Angeles.