Juan is a proven relationship builder with over nine years of experience in engaging stakeholders to address community problems. Juan most recently worked as a Campaign Manager for the Renew + Rebuild Capital Campaign at the Archdiocese of New York. In this role, he worked with pastors to customize campaigns, recruit volunteers, and manage parish level solicitations in order to meet the most pressing capital needs of the local parish. Prior to this Juan was a community organizer in Polk County, FL. Some highlights include victories in Reducing Youth Arrests, and Increasing Access to Primary Health Care. Through working with the stakeholders of the juvenile justice system in Polk County, children were given a second chance through a diversion programs instead of a criminal record for committing a first time minor offense. This effort led to a 41% reduction of child arrests in schools and 25% reduction of child arrests overall.
Through working with stakeholders of the health care system, a primary health care clinic was opened in Winter Haven, FL that serves over 7,000 people a year. Juan is a proud alumnus of Temple University. During his time at Temple, he directed a 1-day service program that energized 1,000+ volunteers to serve the community around campus. He led efforts to register over 800 students to vote. As Student Body President, he improved representation, increased support for student leadership programs, and successfully advocated to keep tuition down.
Juan received his Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Temple University.