Chelsea Boilard

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Chelsea Boilard

Chelsea Boilard has been working with and for the children and youth of San Francisco for over 12 years. Born and raised in the city, Chelsea has extensive experience in the areas of youth organizing, youth employment, recreation, political education and training, coalition-building and youth/young adult leadership and skill development. She has worked for Coleman Advocates since October of 2007 as their Family Policy and Budget Campaign Lead.[1]

Chelsea Boilard has many years of experience working with children, youth and families through several non-profit organizations, including BAYAC AmeriCorps, Japanese Community Youth Council, YouthSpace, the SF Urban Service Project, and the YMCA of San Francisco.

She is currently the Director of Programs at Coleman Advocates for Children and Youth. She has been organizing member-driven campaigns and moving forward Coleman’s mission of creating a city of hope, justice and opportunity for all children, youth and their families. She has led several policy campaigns for the organization focusing on the SF city budget, progressive revenue, and racial equity in public education, as well as coordinating Coleman’s electoral work since 2009. She has served on the Board of Directors for Dolores Street Community Services and is currently on the Board of Directors for the San Francisco Rising Action Fund.[2]

Sister of Jon Boilard and daughter of Susan Speyer-Boilard. Married to Kevine Boggess.


  • Studied Political science at San Francisco State University.


San Francisco Rising Alliance supporters

San Francisco Rising Alliance December 14, 2018 ·


Chelsea Boilard, Leticia Arce, Beatriz Herrera, Teresa Molina, Maria Ixchel Zamudio,Celi Tamayo-Lee and Kitzia Esteva.


Jill Shenker Marh 8 2017.


— with Linshao Chin, Chelsea Boilard, Kathleen Coll, Lucia Lin at San Francisco City Hall.

4th annual White Anti-Racist Summit

The 2008 4th annual White Anti-Racist Summit Coordinating Committee consisted of;

Towards a Progressive Agenda for SF

Towards a Progressive Agenda for SF: A Progressive Vision for the November Elections and Beyond, Wednesday, September 22nd 2010, Center for Political Education.

What is our progressive vision for an economically just city? How do electoral strategies play into the broader movement for building grassroots power, developing people’s consciousness, and creating more democratic structures? Will progressives be in a position to shape the mayoral race in 2011?

“Towards a Progressive Agenda for San Francisco” will bring together San Francisco Rising, SF Jobs with Justice, and the “New Deal for the City” Community Congress, to engage in a lively roundtable discussion about how these projects complement each other, in the context of the city’s ongoing fiscal crisis, the November 2010 elections, and beyond. We will discuss, among other topics, progressive revenue measures in November; developing labor-community alliances through Jobs with Justice, a platform for low-wage workers; the Congress’s economic development and budget reform agenda, and bringing a progressive vision to the critical District races in 6, 8, 10. Finally, we will hit some tough questions about developing strategies for common work, keeping elected officials accountable, and looking to the future. Panelists include:

This is the second in an ongoing Center for Political Education series on building a San Francisco progressive agenda, following our July 2009 event about the history of District Elections and the broader movement to shape a progressive agenda.[4]

SF Wage Theft Task Force

Gordon Mar October 1, 2012.


Launch of new SF Wage Theft Task Force with Dolores Huerta, Supervisors David Campos & Eric Mar, Shaw San Liu, Tiffany Crain, Tim Paulson, Conny Ford, Chinese Progressive Association, Filipino Community Center, Young Workers United, Coleman Advocates for Children and Youth, Mujeres Unidas y Activas, San Francisco Labor Council, Unite Here Local 2 and many others! — with Julia Wong, Conny Ford, Eric Mar, Shaw San Liu, Maria Hernandez, Tiffany Crain Altamirano, Timothy Paulson, David Campos, Chelsea Boilard, Guillermina Castellanos, Tom Temprano and Dolores Huerta at San Francisco City Hall.

YES on C & E rally

Gordon Mar, November 5, 2012.


YES on C & E rally for affordable housing and to restore cuts to public services in SF! — with Somcan Sf, Conny Ford, Jennifer Friedenbach, Angelica Cabande, Tommi Avicolli Mecca, Sara Shortt, Fernando Marti and Chelsea Boilard at San Francisco City Hall.

Ear to the Ground Project

Ear to the Ground Project;

We would like to express our deep respect and appreciation for everyone who took the time to talk with us, and the organizations that generously hosted us during our travels. Interviews were confidential, but the following people have agreed to have their names listed for this publication:

Most of those listed were connected to Freedom Road Socialist Organization.

Chelsea Boilard was among those on the list. [5]



Chelsea Boilard is a member of LeftRoots.

Young comrades

Chelsea Boilard June 12, 2016 ·


Fun times in The Town. — with Emily Ja-ming Lee, Lu Lin, Linshao Chin, Alex Tom, Ellen Love and Timmy Lu.

Old comrades

Chelsea Boilard May 12, 2016 ·


With Don Misumi and Jane Martin.

Birthday comrades

Chelsea Boilard May 12, 2016 ·


With Rosario Cervantes, Don Misumi, Neva Walker, Jane Martin and Mei-ying Williams.

Chelsea Boilard May 12, 2016 ·


With Nancy Pili, Julieta Murga Kusnir, Sophia Simon-Ortiz, Jade Rivera, Patricia Barraza, Jane Martin, David Norris, Mia Paraiso, Renee Strain, Pina Canaveral, Kimberly Dorthea, Frances Hsieh, Rosario Cervantes, Neva Walker, Kevin Hickey, Kevine Boggess, Marissa Bloom, Richard Johnson, Mei-ying Williams and Don Misumi in San Francisco, California.

Team Alvarenga

Chelsea Boilard May 28, 2016 ·


Out here collecting signatures for my favorite District 11 candidate (and ran into her while doing it)! Kimberly Alvarenga for District 11 Supervisor #TeamAlvarenga — with Kimberly Alvarenga.

Revolutionary Strategies to Beat the Rising Right Wing

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Revolutionary Strategies to Beat the Rising Right Wing, was a nationwide conference call organized by Freedom Road Socialist Organization, Sunday October 30, 2016.

What's the nature of this right-wing threat? What has this election cycle changed about the political terrain we're fighting on? How do we need to prepare for whats coming after the election? Hear about these crucial questions from our panel of top political strategists, including Nelini Stamp, Bill Fletcher, Jr., Linda Burnham, and Sendolo Diaminah.

Those invited, on Facebook included Chelsea Boilard.[6]

Now What? Defying Trump and the Left's Way Forward


Now What? Defying Trump and the Left's Way Forward was a phone in webinar organized by Freedom Road Socialist Organization in the wake of the 2016 election.

Now what? We’re all asking ourselves that question in the wake of Trump’s victory. We’ve got urgent strategizing and work to do, together. Join Ash-Lee Woodard Henderson of the Movement for Black Lives and Freedom Road, Calvin Cheung-Miaw, Jodeen Olguin-Taylor of Mijente and WFP, Joe Schwartz of the Democratic Socialists of America, and Sendolo Diaminah of Freedom Road for a discussion of what happened, and what we should be doing to build mass defiance. And above all, how do we build the Left in this, which we know is the only solution to the crises we face?

This event will take place Tuesday November 15, 2016 at 9pm Eastern/8pm Central/6pm Pacific.

Those invited, on Facebook included Chelsea Boilard.[7]

Coleman board members

Chelsea Boilard June 16, 2015 ·


Coleman Advocates board members voting in a "dot-ocracy" during our education justice strategy session... — with Neva Walker, Rosario Cervantes, Maria Luz L. Torre, Curtis Chan and Greg Tanaka.

California Calls

Chelsea Boilard April 24, 2015 ·


Repping for San Francisco Rising Alliance at the California Calls coordinating committee! #BIGTHINGS — with Mario Yedidia at California Calls.

Bay Area Rising!

Chelsea Boilard March 20, 2015 ·


Bay Area Rising! #building #wearethechange — with Robbie Clark, Christine Tervalon-Garrett, Esperanza Tervalon-Garrett, Jahmese Kathleen Myres, Jessamyn Sabbag, Adam Gold, Fabiana Ochoa, Neva Walker, N'Tanya Lee, Antonio Diaz, Maria Poblet, Emily Ja-ming Lee, Ayoka Turner, Timmy Lu, Linda Lee and Mario Yedidia.

Black Lives Matter

Chelsea Boilard February 4, 2015 near Oakland, CA ·

  1. DropTheCharges against the #BlackFriday14! — with Kimberly Dorthea, Neva Walker, Mahnani Clay, Kevine Boggess and Samantha Liapes.

Team Peskin

Chelsea Boilard October 3 2015:


Supporting Aaron Peskin. With Rachel Richman, Ken Tray, Emily Ja-ming Lee, Alysabeth Alexander Tut, Kimberly Alvarenga, Anand Singh.

Comrades gather

October 2014:


Rebecca Ming-Yoke Hom, Jaron Browne, Samantha Liapes, Aspen Dominguez, Chelsea Boilard, Maria Ixchel Zamudio, Leo Warshaw-Cardozo, Lily Wong, Vanessa Moses, Sanyika Bryant.

Backing Campos


Chelsea Boilard with Catherine Marroquin and Lily Wong.



Chelsea Boilard with Faleu Tuimavave and Anthony Dade.

Fewer supporter


Chelsea Boilard was campaign manager in Sandra Fewer's 2016 Council campaign.