Alberto B. Mendoza
Alberto B. Mendoza is one of two managing directors who helps lead the JSK program. He joined JSK from the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ), where he was executive director for five years.
At NAHJ, he launched several new initiatives, including a major fundraising drive, the Hispanic Cultural Competency Handbook for newsrooms and palabra, a multimedia outlet that hires freelance journalists to tell stories of the Latino community. The organization also expanded its partnerships and reach to provide mentoring, leadership development and training for nearly 3,500 members.
He is an alumnus of the Poynter Institute’s Media Transformation Challenge (MTC) executive fellowship program.
Prior to joining NAHJ, Mendoza held leadership positions in nonprofit education, environmental and health organizations. Among his major roles: western regional vice president of Jumpstart, an early childhood education nonprofit organization and president and CEO of the Coalition for Clean Air (CCA), a California policy and advocacy organization.
Mendoza is founder of Honor41.org, an online organization that promotes Latinx LGBTQ role models through social media, education and storytelling. He is a graduate of California Polytechnic University in Pomona, California.