Holyoke Community Organizer

José, a lifelong Holyoker, has been aware of systemic issues since a young age, courageously addressing microaggressions long before recognizing them by name. His travels have solidified his belief that people are not the problem; it’s the oppressive systems challenging our worth, paths, and power. With a background in the arts, education, and social justice, José became a member of Neighbor to Neighbor in July 2020. Now, as the Community Organizer, he brings his passion for justice and community empowerment to the forefront, ready to make a positive impact.