Building the capacity of young men of color to be leaders at all levels in their communities.
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.
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.
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.
MC:ID Cruisin' the ID
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.
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.
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.
Leadership & MC:ID
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).