VIDEO: Answering the Call to Mentorship

Over 15 years ago, Jose Garza's mentor responded to his desire to become a professor: “Jose, what schools really need are male Hispanic teachers. There are a lot of kids out there who would benefit from your presence. You would be a great role model.” While initially discouraged about becoming a professor, Jose listened to this call and began his journey towards mentorship. In this video, Jose discusses his career as a charter school teacher and first-year teacher mentor at Partnership to Uplift Communities Schools (PUC) in Los Angeles.  
Jose Garza is a charter school teacher in Los Angeles at Partnership to Uplift Communities Schools (PUC). He is mentoring a first year teacher through PUC’s Alumni Teach Project. 
Photo of Jorge Rosas and mentor, Joe Garza by Sandoval Media.