Jorge Rodriguez is a native of Guatemala City and now lives in Chicago. Serving as a social worker since 1991, his career includes working with Illinois DCFS, and with adults dealing with social/emotional challenges. In 2006, he joined the mission of Youth Guidance proudly becoming a BAM a counselor in 2010. Later a supervisor. Today, Jorge serves as a BAM Replication Specialist in Los Angeles. In this position, he ensures the quality and fidelity of the BAM program. His bicultural and bilingual background and focus on youth empowerment strategies has led him to understand the needs of youth of color living in under-resourced communities. Jorge received his bachelor of social work and master’s degree at Northeastern Illinois University.
Fun Fact: I once recorded an LP as the lead singer and bassist for my old band Donor.