Jose Mendoza


I was a member of GenUnity’s first cohort on Housing & Eviction back in Fall 2020. GenUnity provided a platform for community residents to come together, learn and inspire each other on how we each could be civically engaged in our own ways. While also providing a bridge to connect the cohort to organizations and elected officials.  

As a first-gen, low-income, ESL student who grew up in the City of Boston from Honduras. I saw firsthand the power of community from attending block parties to learn about resources, watching neighbors support each other, and receiving homework help at my local library. My different communities have taught and supported me in many ways. I am excited to be back as a Facilitator and continue to show the power of community. To uplift, conversations focused on Health Equity and offer a space to raise awareness, ask questions, learn from one another and get connected.

Outside of GenUnity, I am an older brother to a middle & high schooler, serve on the alumni council for Lesley University supporting scholarships, a college & career awareness mentor with Minds Matter Boston, member of the West End House event committee and work at Liberty Mutual Insurance supporting early talent acquisition & programming.