Latinx Heritage Month: Meet the Staff, Jonathan Peraza Campos
In celebration of Latinx Heritage Month, meet our staff of Latinx background!
Jonathan Peraza Campos is a Bilingual Site Coordinator here at Communities In Schools of Atlanta. He is serving at Cross Keys High School in DeKalb County.
As someone raised by a single mother from El Salvador, he is proud of his Salvadoran and Guatemalan roots. He is the first in his family to graduate from high school and college graduate.
Jonathan graduated from Meadowcreek High School in Gwinnett County and received his bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Emory University. Currently, he is pursuing his master’s degree in Social Foundations of Education at Georgia State University.
After years of youth mentorship, Jonathan spent a year teaching history and literature in Guatemala as a Fulbright Teaching Fellow. Since his undergraduate career, he has engaged in research, educational and activist work in defense of Latinx, undocumented, and disenfranchised communities. He is currently the Migration News Curator for Central American News.
Jonathan has coordinated antiracist, culturally responsive youth programs to empower Latinx youth in metro-Atlanta and Arkansas through college access and Latinx/Central American studies.
Since joining Communities In Schools of Atlanta, Jonathan has expanded his educational and advocacy work to empower Latinx youth across Atlanta to effectively serve Latinx and immigrant students that are under-resourced and marginalized in Georgia education and beyond. He has developed a new program here at CIS Atlanta, Latinxcellence, that will serve and empower Latinx, immigrant, and non-English speaking students.