“For the first time, I feel I belong in. my community. I am not broken.”
Today Jose is a muralist, illustrator, and community leader, but there was a time when he wondered, “Am I broken?” Even after starting a kids boxing program in his backyard, he struggled to find a sense of purpose until an encounter with a community leader changed everything. Jose’s murals can be seen all over Holyoke and he continues to give back to his community.