Carlos Gonzalez

Carlos Gonzalez:

Graduate of St. Peter’s University
Currently serving in Gresham, OR
Information & Referral Specialist, El Programa Hispano Católico


As a JV,  I serve with the Information Assistance and Referral team, which focuses on short-term interventions for low-income Latino families. I focus on referral, employment, and housing services, and I assist in the senior program.


My JV year so far has solidified my passion for social and ecological justice, which I began to learn about in college. It’s one thing to study it, but it is a completely different experience to put it into practice.


I did not anticipate the combined difficulty and reward of living with seven other community members, but community has taught me about the importance of relationships. I am also learning more about simple living, which has taught me that I can be more creative with my time and how to use my time more wisely.