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Roque Barros

director of community building, Jacobs Family Foundation

Roque has 25 years of experience in organizing and community building. He joined the Jacobs Family Foundation in July 1997 and is the Director of Community Building. Before joining the Jacobs Family Foundation, Roque was Executive Director of Los Niρos, an international Community Development organization. Roque is currently coordinating resident-led working teams that are helping guide the development of 60-acres in San Diego, CA. The goal of this work is to create “Resident Ownership of Neighborhood Change” – residents in the community currently own 40% of this project and their future goal is to have 100% ownership. Roque received the San Diego Peacemakers Award for his work with “Writerz Blok” and was honored for his exemplary commitment to the residents of San Diego in the 4th Council District. Roque was also selected and honored by President Clinton at a White House Reception in recognition of Hispanic Leaders.
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