Growing up in the inner city, Jose Rodriguez was faced with many of the same challenges that students are with today. Impacted by his environment, he made some poor choices. He joined a gang, got arrested for stealing cars, and even was suspended from school pretty regularly. Jose’s story is a complete turnaround! He is now the founder and CEO of Rescue a Generation Inc., a non-profit that focuses on reaching students who are struggling in school due to behavior, suspensions, and family issues. His passion for young people, authenticity, and boldness gives him the tools to be an effective communicator to this generation.
Jose is a full time urban missionary and currently serves as the Student Ministries Director at his church, Kingdom Culture Worship Centre in San Bernardino, CA. Jose provides training on behalf of Urban Youth Workers Institute (UYWI) and is currently enrolled in UYWI's 90 Degrees Certification Program.