Loyola University Chicago

Center for Experiential Learning


Jax Mendez

Jax Mendez
Advocacy and Social Change and Psychology

As a [Social Justice] intern within the Immigrant Survivor Project at Catholic Charities of Chicago, I have seen the human face of immigration. I work with victims of violent crimes to help provide a pathway towards legal immigration status. Through this experience, I have heard some of the many stories of the undocumented community and have witnessed their resilience in the face of immense adversity. This experience has allowed me to further my passions for humane comprehensive immigration reform and has also sparked a new interest in women's rights and working with survivors of domestic violence.