Steven G. Medeiros
Steven G. Medeiros is a Program Coordinator at the ACLU of Northern California, where he focuses on major programs, trainings, political campaigns, and organizational support to advance civil rights and civil liberties and the programmatic goals of the ACLU-NC.
Steven is a passionate activist and advocate with over eight-plus years of experience working with nonprofit organizations. He is committed to advancing equity and justice for underserved, underrepresented, and marginalized people and communities throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. Prior to joining the ACLU, Steven was a volunteer and an intern with Sacred Heart Community Service, an anti-poverty nonprofit organization. He first worked at Sacred Heart in direct services and later in its Policy, Advocacy, and Organizing Department. Working in these two areas, he saw the importance of not only providing food, clothing, and shelter to people in need, but also of structurally addressing why people need these basic services in the first place.
Steven graduated cum laude from San Jose State University (SJSU), receiving a B.A. in Sociology with a concentration in Criminology. At San Jose State, he earned department honors for his thesis on the experiences of college students with physical disabilities, and SJSU named him a Dean’s Scholar twice. Steven is also a recipient of the ACLU-NC’s Dick Criley Activism Award, a member of three Greek honor societies, a 2017 Fellow with the New Leaders Council’s Oakland Chapter, and a 2018 Fellow with Urban Habitat’s Boards and Commissions Leadership Institute.
Steven’s study of draconian criminal justice policies—along with the incarceration of close relatives and members of his community at large—has propelled and inspired him to take action, and has informed his volunteer work as a board member (2014 – 2018) on the Alameda County Community Advisory Board (CAB). The CAB provides guidance and makes recommendations to county leadership, including on a multi-million dollar criminal justice policy realignment budget, in order to improve the outcomes of formerly incarcerated individuals. Steven currently serves on the Alameda County Proposition 47 Local Advisory Committee, where he advises applicant agencies on the implementation of the Prop 47 grant project to serve justice involved adults. In November 2018 Steven was appointed to the Alameda County Human Relations Commission representing District 1.
A proud Bay Area native, Steven spends his spare time hiking, street cycling, building community, and sharing his personal story through photography to promote awareness around people with physical dis(abilities). Steven’s greatest accomplishment to date is raising a beautiful, intelligent, open-minded, and outspoken young woman—his daughter.