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JOSE BACA

Leadership

Youth Organizer

Jose has been organizing with Making Connections: International District (MC:ID) and Grow the International District since May 2019. He attends Technology Leadership High School and this fall is organizing the English circles for high school students.

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LUIS COLUNGA

Health and Healing Justice & MC:ID

Lead Youth Organizer

Luis graduated Valley High in 2016 and has studied 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. This fall he is organizing the English circles for YMOC older than 18 years old.

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MAHDI HOSSAINI 

Civic Engagement & MC:ID 

Lead Youth Organizers

Mahdi just graduated from Highland HS and is attending UNM this 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 is an intern with the City of Albuquerque and Community Safety Program, and is a champion martial artist his nickname at T4B is "Ninja." This fall Mahdi is organizing the Dari circles.

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. This fall An is providing technical support for the cohort.

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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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XAVIER BARRAZA

Capacity Building & MC:ID 

Co-Founder & Program Consultant

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  also participated for T4B with the Anti-Racism Youth Leadership Institute (AYLI) and supports the cohorts and Youth Organizers.

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CJ CUSHMAN

Leadership

Youth Organizer

CJ is an 8th grader at Hoover MS and has participated with T4B since Winter 2020 including the Mayor's Creative Youth Corps. He believes T4B can help him with his goals of being college ready and eradicating racism. This fall CJ is organizing the English circles for middle school students.

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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. This fall Diego is coordinating the cohort and organizing the Spanish circles.

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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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Q MARTINE

Leadership

Youth Organizer

Q is an AmeriCorps member with Native American Community Academy (NACA) and Hiyupo Alliance.  This fall Q will be organizing the Diné circles with T4B in collaboration with NACA and My Brothers Keeper Alliance (MBKA).