Jason was born and raised in Sunset Park and is a graduate of Borough of Manhattan Community College and now is achieving his Bachelors in Political Science at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. He joined UPROSE in July 2014 at the Table Summer Leadership Institute. That summer, Jason played an instrumental role in organizing for both the People’s Climate March and the 4th NYC Climate Justice Youth Summit. He is the recipient for the Outstanding Leadership Award given by the Working Families Party for organizing his community and participating in the People?s Climate March. Being an organizer at heart, Jason is always engaging community. Whether he is reaching out to the community or being a part of the Sunset Park Climate Justice Center as a block captain, he enjoys being on the ground and taking on leadership.