Our Staff – Youth Services Specialist


is our Youth Services Specialist. He was born in Georgia, moved to Mexico at a very young age, was raised there for most of his life, and then came back to the U.S. 6 years ago. Understanding the current situation of our people, he started to get involved with the Latino community in Pittsburgh last year though music, culture and protesting. He then became involved in a musical education program with youth from different oppressed backgrounds, attended a course about youth empowerment and organization from the “SOUL” school of movement and unity.

At Casa, Jose runs the Summer Camps for the East Liberty and Beechview area. He also coordinates our programs for children Bridges to the Future – “Puentes Hacía el Futuro”, and “Jóvenes con Propósito” for the youths at Brashear High School where he was volunteering before. Jose has a great sense of humor which keeps everyone at Casa in a happy frame of mind. His gentle spirit is good for the children and youth, as well as his desire to help them balance their Latino heritage with the American culture. Jose hopes to pursue a degree in Psychology in the future.