As one of the first youth members of The Brotherhood Sister Sol, a founding member of the Knowledge of Self Chapter since 1995, Juan embraced the organization’s philosophy from its inception. He traveled with BroSis to South Africa in 1997 on our International Study Program.
Juan Graduated from East Side High School and completed two years of college at the Eugene Lang College, The New School and in 2003 earned his certification as an Assistant Engineer from the Institute of Audio Research. He previously worked as a group leader for the Educational Alliance.
Born and raised on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, Juan resides in Washington Heights with his wife Judith, son Donovan and daughter Selaire. He joined our staff in 2004 and now works in our Teen After School Program; and co-facilitates three Brotherhood chapters, providing comprehensive support services to over 60 young men. In addition, he coordinates assorted summer activities including having co-facilitated our International Study Program to Ghana, Cuba and Brazil. His relationship with current members, especially the teens, demonstrates his ability to relate to and lead them in a positive direction.