Jesusa Rivera is a member of Gamaliel affiliate, TAP, in Indiana. TAP engages five churches, four of which are in South Bend. Jesusa is also the chair of TAP's, Civil Rights for Immigrants (CRI), that seeks comprehensive immigration reform that will serve justice for all states, not just Indiana. Additionally, Jesusa is the current Indiana Hispanic/Latino Affairs commissioner, appointed by Speaker of the House, Brian Bosma. Jesusa has been honored with the 2005 National Hispanic Leadership Award, the 2005 Spirit of Women Award, the 2000 Martin Luther King Volunteer Award for the City of South Bend and the 1998 Dana Corporation's Teamwork Award.