Juvencio Rocha Peralta, Jr., a native of Veracruz, Mexico, has lived in North Carolina since 1980 and has been a community advocate and leader in communities local and abroad for the past 35 years. Mr. Rocha-Peralta has been the Executive Director and Founder of the Association of Mexicans in North Carolina, Inc. (AMEXCAN) since 2001.
Mr. Rocha-Peralta serves on numerous Task Forces and Boards addressing the needs of the community including as the Founder and President of The Eastern North Carolina Latin-American Coalition Inc., Board Member of the Martin-Pitt Partnership for Children, National Advisory Board of the Institute of Emerging Issues (IEI), Board Member of East Coast Migrant Head Start Project, Board Member of the North Carolina Rural Center, Board Member of Disability Rights NC, and Member of the Rural North Carolina Latino HIV/AIDS Task Force Initiative.
Juvencio Rocha-Peralta, Jr. has received numerous awards for his commitment to service within our communities. Some of his most recent awards include:
Academy of Community Engagement Scholarship member 2016
Substantial Award 2014
Best-Irons Humanitarian Award, 2012
American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina Award, 2010
International Human Rights Award, 2010
The North Carolina Justice Center Defender of Justice Award, 2009
Orgullo lo Nuestro, 2009 Univision Television Network
Otli Award, 2002 (The highest award that the Secretary of the State of the Exterior of Relations of Mexico presents to a Mexican citizen living in the USA, recognizing commitment and services to the Mexican residents of North Carolina)