Our Team

DANNY SANCHEZ

FOUNDER, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Danny is the Founder and Executive Director of The City Peace Project. Pastor Danny serves our community as a passionate Youth Violence Prevention Activist and Latino Leadership Advocate. He is the volunteer Lead Chaplain for the City of San Jose Mayor's Gang Prevention Task Force, and Lead Chaplain for Santa Clara County Valley Medical Hospital Peer Intervention Program, Trauma to Triumph. Danny works as an ally for students and schools through his coaching, mentoring and conflict resolution, and leads inspiring tech tours in Silicon Valley. He is a San Jose native with deep roots in the local community. 

 

In 2012, Danny was awarded the White House Champion of Change in youth violence prevention, by President Barack Obama.

 

Danny is most importantly a husband and a dad. He and his wife, Abby, founded The City Peace Project together. They are blessed with a blended family, which includes three adult children and two little ones. Most days you can find Danny shredding at the skate park, challenging students to race him at running a mile on the track field, or taking kids out for hot wings; as he likes to say “investing in the Now Generation”.

RACHEL MEJIA

EXECUTIVE ADMINISTRATOR

Rachel is an administrator for The City Peace Project (TCPP).  She uses her previous work experience in Marketing Finance at Apple to handle the administrative duties and day to day accounting.  She has spent most of her life in San Jose, and longs to see the city at peace and kept safe for her three children.  Working with TCPP has opened Rachel’s eyes to the many people in need of support in our community, and has brought her hope that we can each make a difference in our city as well as in God’s Kingdom.

JUAN HURTADO

student specialist

 Juan is currently a Student Coordinator for our Junior High programs. He has much practice helping parents be the best that they can be for the sake of their children. Having been a Middle School teacher, Juan brings experience, knowledge and genuine care to every student he meets. As a native to San Jose, Juan is very familiar with what our youth face day to day. Consequently, he wants to help students turn away from distraction and to embrace opportunity. He believes that every young person can have a bright future.

Sophia

school COORDINATOR 

shawna

student specialist

fernanda

STUDENT SPECIALIST