GOOD TALK WITH JOSE "CHA CHA" JIMENEZ

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Jose "Cha Cha" Jimenez was the catalyst who helped to transform the Young Lords from a gang into a civil and human rights movement.

In 1969, Jimenez became one of the founding members of the Chicago-based Rainbow Coalition, a working alliance between the Chicago Black Panthers, the Young Lords, and the Young Patriots, a group of Southern White activists. Throughout the course of his career, Jimenez has been employed in Drug Court, licensed as a Substance Abuse Therapist, managed a gang prevention program, and was a program manager for an ex-offender program.

He has Business Associates from Grand Rapids Community College; Bachelor of Arts from Grand Valley State University; a MPA from Central Michigan University.