Deepak Bhargava

Deepak Bhargava is executive director of the Center for Community Change, a national nonprofit organization whose mission is to develop the power and capacity of low-income people, especially low-income people of color, to change the policies and institutions that affect their lives. As executive director, Bhargava has led the center's work on immigration reform and spearheaded the creation of initiatives that develop the next generation of community organizers and bring large numbers of low-income voters into the electoral process. Prior to working at the center, Bhargava directed the National Campaign for Jobs and Income Support, and ran numerous national campaigns that have helped improve the lives of low-income families.

Bhargava has written on issues like poverty, racial justice, immigration reform, community organizing, and economic justice for publications including the American Prospect, the Nation, the New York Times, and the Washington Post. He has also provided intellectual and policy leadership on these issues by testifying before Congress more than 20 times, and serves on the boards of the Coalition for Comprehensive Immigration Reform, the Discount Foundation, the League of Education Voters, and the Nation editorial board.  Bhargava graduated summa cum laude from Harvard College.