Danna Mendoza has been volunteering with Immigrant Movement International (IMI) for about 3 years. She began there as an educator, first teaching urban dance to kids and later leading educational trainings on folkloric dance to families. Danna later became a Council member at the Community Center to further promote social justice through art education. Danna took some organizing trainings at IMI, which led her to apply to Public Allies New York and the Center for Leadership program. From there she also got involved with other groups such as Queens Neighborhood United (QNU). The first year Public Allies, she conducted community education work with immigrant parents around school issues in Queens, as well as leading education workshops weekly for parents through NYC’s Department of Education. Now, Danna is on her second year with Public allies and works with the Urban Homesteading Assistance Board (UHAB). In her personal time, she still teaches educational folkloric dance to kids and is still an integral part of IMI’s Community Council as well as participates with QNU.