David Rojas, Jr.

2021 Chicago Peace Fellow
Founder and CEO, The Alliance 98 (TA98)

David Rojas Jr. is the founder and CEO of TA98, a social enterprise providing a range of services and youth-focused programs, including employment, entrepreneurship, education, and international development. David is a Davis “100 Projects for Peace” recipient, designing a paid summer internship program for first-generation college students in his neighborhood of South Lawndale (Little Village.) David transformed the summer internship program into TA98. He is a proud Little Village – Social Justice High School graduate and a Posse Scholar earning his Bachelor of Arts in Hispanic Studies with a concentration in global community development from Connecticut College in 2014. In 2019, Chicago Scholars named David a 35 under 35 for his work in the community. He earned an Executive Certificate in Social Impact Strategy from the Center of Social Impact at the University of Pennsylvania in 2020.