Jorge Santos was born and raised in Queens, NY. He is a restorative justice coordinator and teacher leader in the NYC public school system. Jorge has been a grade team leader, contributed to the instructional leadership team, and part of his school’s equity team. His educational approach focuses on creating anti-racist and equitable learning environments through restorative practices.
Jorge advocates for restorative programs that focus on building community and empower student voices. He encourages social-emotional growth for students experiencing trauma instead of the traditional school disciplinary system. His work consists of using restorative practices to promote equity in schools and pedagogical practices in the classroom. He connects this equity work to promote curriculum that centers around social justice issues, encouraging students to become active citizens who can impact their communities.
Jorge Santos has presented at various conferences and panel discussions around restorative justice, racial equity, diversifying curriculum and developing structures to promote anti-racist school culture. He has done restorative development and curriculum work with Rutgers University, City Year, and Valley Stream School District. Jorge has presented at Stamford University, Mental Health Technology Transfer Center Network, St. John’s University Sociology Department, the NYC Men Teach program, the 15th annual CUNY BMI Conference, and the EL Education National Conference.
Jorge has been published by Parents, Teach for America, and Edpost. He’s been featured in Time, Mic, and BronxnetTV. Jorge has recently published his first children’s book called “Soy Bella”, which celebrates the diversity and heritage of the Latino culture.
Jorge holds Masters Degrees in Criminology and in Special Education from St. John’s University which influences his work around understanding social and economic inequities.
"Students who build this sense of community and empathy will lead the change in our society in the face of injustice."
- Jorge Santos
The Bronx Social Justice
and Anti-Violence Forums
Educators For Racial Equity
Educators for Justice's Talking to Students about the Election
Etsy's Latinx: The Non-Monolith Panel
Decolonizing The Curriculum Panel Discussion
Healing School Communities in the Context of Racial Violence: Where do we go from here? - Session 1
Healing School Communities in the Context of Racial Violence: Where do we go from here? - Session 2
The Dominican Writers, Lower Manhattan Council of the Arts, UpLiftNYC, Catholic Charities and Council woman Carmen De La Rosa are thrilled to announce a two-day, kids-focused literary event on September 17th and 18th at Alianza Dominicana Cultural Center. The Book Fair is a FREE event for all, bring your child for reading activities, arts and crafts, and much more
The MHTTC Network's Healing Racial Violence Teamlet is proud to announce our upcoming Community of Practice, Healing School Communities: Shifting the Dominant Paradigm to Center Student Wellness, which will take place on Tuesdays beginning February 8, 2022!
SJU Sociology Dept.
A conversation with the graduate students in the Criminology department at St. John's.
Intro to Racial & Restorative Justice w/ "Restoring Racial Justice" training of 1-hr asynchronous learning & 2-hr interactive Zoom workshop starting folx on their journey to becoming RJ Practitioners.
02/25 & 03/04
This learning session is one of two in the series Healing School Communities in the Context of Racial Violence: Where do we go from here?, intended for students, families, educators and school mental health professionals who are navigating the ongoing impact of racial violence in all forms on student mental health.
Educators 4 Justice
This virtual educational summit will provide foundational tools and tangible resources in order to equip and support educators in being effective in their approach to impact students in and out of the classroom. Our goal is to explore various topics that will improve the quality of education for students and provide support to the very educators who are committed to teaching the whole student. Join us for a powerful day of learning, growing, and empowerment.
Etsy celebrates Latino Heritage Month with their panel discussion: "Latino: The Non Monolith".
NYC Men Teach
Join NYC Men Teach for a panel discussion focused on a variety of current events, including the presidential election, its implications on education policy, and the need for more male educators of color in NYC classrooms.