Champions of Change
Champion of Change
Cora Tomalinas

Corazon "Cora" Basa Cortes Tomalinas is a Filipino Immigrant, a full-time community activist, and a registered nurse. For over 20 years Cora Tomalinas has been the “heartbeat” and lead community activist behind the Mayors Gang Prevention Task Force (MGPTF) in San Jose, California. Her insistence that the MGPTF be part of the City’s culture and a priority for past, current and future leaders of San Jose has ensured continued focus and sustainability. Cora also serves as a board member of Sacred Heart Community Services, Silicon Valley Education Foundation, and the Santa Clara County Re-entry Network. The California Wellness Foundation recognized her passion for youth violence prevention work and awarded her with the “California Peace Prize.”