Sacred Heart Community Service
Poncho is the Executive Director of Sacred Heart Community Service, a grassroots antipoverty organization based in San José, California. A native of Santa Clara County, Guevara’s professional career has been geared toward the advancement of low-income families –from providing direct services and community organizing, to serving in executive management roles in nonprofit housing and human service organizations.
Guevara’s experience has reinforced his dedication to creating systemic approaches to poverty. By cultivating and creating bridges between diverse constituencies, he has helped develop and lead campaigns addressing critical issues in workers’ rights, children’s health care, homelessness, affordable housing, and immigrant rights.
Sacred Heart has grown under his tenure to develop a wider continuum of social change work incorporating services, community building, civic engagement, policy advocacy, and direct action organizing which touches the lives of over 60,000 stakeholders each year.
Poncho Guevara lives in San José with his two amazing daughters.