José Malvido Jr.

University Fellows Cohort Member, 2021-2022
PhD Student, Mexican American Studies
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A doctoral student in Mexican American Studies, José is Xicano, Yoeme, and Tohono O’odham. Since 2017, he has served as the Director of Community Services at Chicanos Por La Causa, an organization based in Phoenix. He manages various programs that include Family Immigration, Healthy Aging (meals and exercise for seniors), Elderly Transportation, Youth Support and Leadership, Family Support Programs, Utility Assistance, Home Healthcare, and many community centers. In 2000, he began work as the North American coordinator of the Peace and Dignity Journeys, covering territories from Alaska to Panama. This intercontinental spiritual movement works to unite Indigenous Peoples throughout North, Central, and South America. José also has extensive experience working with Native American/Indigenous philanthropy and in healthcare. He has served as Program Director at the Seva Foundation (Berkley, CA), the San Francisco Foundation Social Justice Fellow, and on two philanthropic boards, including Vice President of the International Funders for Indigenous Peoples and the Treasurer Cultural Conservancy. He is currently serving as a board member of Sapichay and an indigenous-led organization that conducts traditional farming and social justice organizing in Peru. José is from Ajo, AZ.