Lucero Jorge: Adjusting to & Leading After College

65 minutes

So many Dominican-Americans are student leaders early in their life, either at their schools or in their neighborhood communities. Yet, what happens after graduation? This week, we talk to Sanctuary for Families’ Lucero Jorge about being a leader after college, (re)defining Latinidad and what she has learned working with families dealing with gender-based violence.

It's our way of leaning into this holiday season of thanks, paying attention to our younger generation and starting a discussion around gender violence on the heels of the UN’s International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.


Passion Project: @blacklettuce (IG & Twitter) cannabis / alternative self care project.

Sanctuary for Families (@sffny on IG) Helpline: 212-349-6009 for Legal and Clinical Services

Tony Peralta of the Peralta Project - @peraltaprjct y @taller_peralta (on both IG and Twitter)

Mami Chula Social Club - @mamichulasocialclub. Founded by Claudia Mendoza (IG:@mujeronmondays


Lucero Jorge is currently the Senior Project Assistant and Outreach Coordinator for Sanctuary for Families, one of NY's leading service provider and advocate for survivors of Domestic Violence and other forms of gender-based violence.

There, she helps manage cases and the organization’s helpline. She is only three years removed from graduating from Columbia University, where she was an active student leader, including being President of El Grupo Quisqueya no, the school’s Dominican student organization and one of the founders of the school’s First Generation, Low-Income Partnership (2014).


@beinglucyj (IG & Twitter)

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