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Lorenzo Gomez III

Oscar Moreno

Lorenzo Gomez has been organizing in San Antonio for some time. His work leading the for-profit co-working space Geekdom was at the heart of San Antonio's startup scene. He helped found TechBloc, the local technology advocacy organization. Gomez's work with the 80|20 Foundation has given many grants to support new projects. 

But in this story from his childhood Gomez jokingly shares what he considers to be his very first community organizing efforts. 

Courtesy Lorenzo Gomez III

Lorenzo Gomez III grew up in one of San Antonio's most crime-riddled neighborhoods and his middle-school years were turbulent, traumatic, and even violent. These trying times led Lorenzo to a dark place, until he made an active effort to improve his mental health as an adult.