About Genesis

Génesis Aquino is a human rights activist and community organizer. She immigrated to Brooklyn from the Dominican Republic as a child, and was raised in Sunset Park where her parents worked at factories on the waterfront. She attended the local public schools and her first jobs were in the stores along Sunset Park’s Fifth Avenue.

After receiving her B.A in Social Work and Urban Community Development from CUNY’s Lehman College, Génesis was selected as an Education Policy Reform Fellow by the Dominican American National Roundtable. 

Génesis has a long history of activism and community engagement. As the NYCHA Program Coordinator for Housing Court Answers, she works to prevent displacement by empowering tenants facing eviction and advocating for expanded housing rights. In addition to her work at HCA, she serves as Vice-Chair of her Neighborhood Advisory Board, and a member of the Community Board 7.

In 2012, as an ELLA fellow with the Sadie Nash Leadership Project, Génesis founded Empowering Sunset for Reproductive Justice– a project to promote reproductive health and rights among young women of color in Sunset Park and Red Hook. She also currently serves as Co-Chair of The Laundry Workers’ Center, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the living and working conditions of low wage laundry, warehouse and food service workers. 

Génesis is running for New York State Assembly because she believes all New Yorkers have a right to a quality education, fair wages and affordable housing.  She will continue to advocate for climate justice, immigrants’ rights and a more transparent and accountable government. Join her on this journey and donate or volunteer today.

About Genesis

Génesis Aquino is a human rights activist and community organizer. She immigrated to Brooklyn from the Dominican Republic as a child, and was raised in Sunset Park where her parents worked at factories on the waterfront. She attended the local public schools and her first jobs were in the stores along Sunset Park’s Fifth Avenue.

After receiving her B.A in Social Work and Urban Community Development from CUNY’s Lehman College, Génesis was selected as an Education Policy Reform Fellow by the Dominican American National Roundtable. 

Génesis has a long history of activism and community engagement. As the NYCHA Program Coordinator for Housing Court Answers, she works to prevent displacement by empowering tenants facing eviction and advocating for expanded housing rights. In addition to her work at HCA, she serves as Vice-Chair of her Neighborhood Advisory Board, and a member of the Community Board 7.

In 2012, as an ELLA fellow with the Sadie Nash Leadership Project, Génesis founded Empowering Sunset for Reproductive Justice– a project to promote reproductive health and rights among young women of color in Sunset Park and Red Hook. She also currently serves as Co-Chair of The Laundry Workers’ Center, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the living and working conditions of low wage laundry, warehouse and food service workers. 

Génesis is running for New York State Assembly because she believes all New Yorkers have a right to a quality education, fair wages and affordable housing.  She will continue to advocate for climate justice, immigrants’ rights and a more transparent and accountable government. Join her on this journey and donate or volunteer today.