Meet the Staff: Jesus

1.     Tell us about yourself.

I am a second generation American. I graduated from the University of Texas at El Paso with a Bachelors in Social Work. I am an Army Veteran, the oldest of 3 siblings, and the father of two beautiful boys. 

2.     Give us a description of what you do for the El Paso United Family Resiliency Center.  

I am a navigator with the El Paso United Family Resiliency Center. We help people who were affected by the Aug. 3rd tragedy by connecting them with resources they can benefit from. We are cultivating partnerships that will help unite the greater El Paso area, now, and for years to come.  

3.     Why is this work so important to our community?

I would be hard pressed to find someone who was not affected by the Aug. 3rd tragedy. In all this chaos, the community needs someone to help facilitate the healing process.  Which is why the work that is done at the FRC is so important, it serves as a focal point in recovery efforts. 

4.     What interests you the most about your position at the El Paso Family Resiliency Center?

Probably the leverage that I have as a United Way employee and our ability to create change. It is incredible how many community partners we are connected to either directly and indirectly. We have a wealth of resources at our disposal, along with a very talented outreach and marketing team, which makes this a very meaningful position. 

5.     Share a quote that motivates you as a person and as a member of the El Paso United Family Resiliency Center team.

“I didn’t know we had something like this. I’m grateful for all your help.” – Maria, Survivor 

 

About El Paso United FRC: 

The El Paso United Family Resiliency Center (FRC) is a program led by the United Way of El Paso County. It serves as a place of healing and support dedicated to serving as a resource to those directly & indirectly impacted by the tragedy of August 3, 2019. Through resiliency navigators, the program offers personalized case management to connect individuals and families to credible programs and services that address their specific needs. The FRC also host a variety of events that allow for a shared healing process. Learn more.