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CHRIS BACA

Capacity Building

Project Manager

Chris believes every young person has power to make change in community and the success of youth translates to the success of the community. He believes successful youth-led programming is grounded in a racial and gender justice.

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LUIS COLUNGA

Leadership & MC:ID

Lead Youth Organizer

Luis graduated Valley High in 2016 and studies at Central New Mexico Community College (CNM). He has been a youth organizer with various community organizations. Luis is passionate about creating and finding self, he leads the cooking cohort.

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JALIL DAUGHTERY

Healthy & Healing Justice

Youth Organizer

Jalil just graduated from West Mesa HS and he is supporting the art making cohort as part of the Mayor's Creative Youth Corps.

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MAHDI HOSSAINI 

Leadership & MC:ID 

Lead Youth Organizers

Mahdi just graduated from Highland HS and will be attending UNM in the fall. Originally from Afghanistan, he migrated to the US from Turkey. Mahdi has played a critical role with reaching refugee young men and families. He also serves on the Mayor's Youth Advisory Council (MYAC). As a champion martial artist his nickname at T4B is "Ninja." 

AN PHAM

MC:ID Cruisin' the ID

Youth Organizer

An attends Albuquerque Institute for Math and Science (AIMS) and enjoys photography and swimming. He wants to go to medical school and thinks T4B is a great way to practice his teamwork skills and learning about the community.

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CHRISTOPHER RAMIREZ

Capacity Building

Co-Founder & Executive Director

Christopher brings an extensive amount of community organizing, strategic planning, consultation and organizational management. Building power w/ YMOC and making space at decision making tables is a core value he lifts up at T4B.

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EBUELA SHINDANO

Leadership

Youth Consultant

Ebuela just graduated from Highland HS and has previously participated with T4B in summer 2018, fall 2018 and winter 2019. He is joining us to help with the Swahili speaking circle of the Leadership/Multilingual Cohort. Ebuela is also participating for T4B with the Anti-Racism Youth Leadership Institute (AYLI).

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XAVIER BARRAZA

Health and Healing Justice & MC:ID 

Co-Founder & Program Coordinator

Xavier has nine years of experiential learning and program management. For the past five years he's focused on organizational  development for grassroots and federal agencies with an emphasis on democratizing decision making and intergenerational learning. 

 

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BARUCH CAMPOS

Leadership & MC:ID

Program Coordinator

Baruch brings seven years of organizing experience around violence prevention and youth-led programming. An artist at heart, Baruch has integrated art making as a core value at T4B. He is also participating for T4B with the Anti-Racism Youth Leadership Institute (AYLI).

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CJ CUSHMAN

Civic Engagement

Youth Organizer

CJ is an 8th grader at Hoover MS and has participated with T4B since Winter 2020. He believed T4B can help him with his goals of being college ready and eradicating racism. He is supporting the civic engagement cohort as part of the Mayor's Creative Youth Corps.

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DIEGO GARCIA

Health and Healing Justice 

Lead Youth Organizer

Diego is going into his senior year at Atrisco Heritage Academy High School. He's been working with T4B for going on four years since he was in eighth grade. Diego leads the art making cohort in Westgate.

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KALEB HASWOOD

Leadership & MC:ID

Youth Organizer

Kaleb is Diné and attends Native American Community Academy (NACA). He was most excited this summer to work with T4B and learn about bicycling and decolonizing his diet. Kaleb wants to continue working on his public speaking skills and learn more about community and transit equity.

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MANUEL LOPEZ

Capacity Building

Project Manager

Manny has a background in administration and project management. Along with supporting community initiatives he his forwarding his career as an actor in the NM film industry. 

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JONATHAN SALAZAR

Civic Engagement

Lead Youth Organizer

Leadership

Youth Consultant

Jonathan attended Atrisco Heritage Academy HS, Duke University and Yale University. Jonathan participated with T4B in summer 2019. He is joining T4B to help with the Spanish speaking circle of the Leadership/Multilingual Cohort and lead the Civic Engagement cohort.