LaCora Stephens

Director of Communications

LaCora is a seasoned communications professional with a passion for using multimedia storytelling to empower movements for social justice and equality. For over 13 years, she has honed her skills as a versatile multimedia director, overseeing media operations across diverse organizations, including the NAACP Beverly Hills-Hollywood Branch and The Shirley Chisholm Education Foundation. Her deep understanding of the civil rights landscape fuels her creative vision, allowing her to craft impactful narratives that resonate with audiences.

With strategic communicationvand collaboration, LaCora excels in developing and executing compelling multimedia campaigns that not only raise awareness of critical issues but also inspire action and drive meaningful change. Her proficiency in concept development, production execution, and team leadership ensures projects are delivered with exceptional quality. Furthermore, LaCora fosters strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders, cultivating partnerships that maximize campaign reach and impact. 

LaCora’s educational foundation began with a Bachelor of Science in Theatre Education from Florida A&M University. She then pursued a Master’s degree in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) from Alliant University of San Diego. This passion for storytelling, fueled by her background in education, translates to her belief in the power of shared narratives. Her work in this area was recognized through her selection as a Women in Film Mentee and film director for Viola Davis’ sponsored film showcase, Diversity in Cannes! Now, LaCora leverages her love of storytelling and commitment to social justice in her role leading communications for the Los Angeles Urban League, while also serving on the board of the Pasadena African American Film Foundation.