Leading From Where You Are
The Progreso Latino Fund (PLF) is pleased to present the series: Celebrating Latine Leaders. While the individuals profiled represent a diverse group of men and women from many countries, professions and age groups, each is united by his or her commitment to social change through giving back and creating opportunities for others. PLF seeks to expand the definition of leadership to promote the leadership and advancement of Latines.
We hope you are inspired by the profiles below of Latine leaders in our community.
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"You do not always have to understand what someone is asking you to do if there is trust in the middle."
"It’s easier, as a young person, to see yourself doing something when you see that somebody else is doing it."
"There is no difference than with any other ethnic group. You have to get educated. You have to work hard. You have to consistently improve yourself. To me it’s doing the right thing, trying to make a difference in somebody’s life."
"It’s important that we as leaders understand that Latinos are coming from different places. They have different cultures and different ways to approach the educational system."
"I think that education is the key. Even though job prospects aren't great, we have to encourage kids to look at opportunities where there are jobs. In STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math education) and for anyone who is bilingual and bicultural, there are great opportunities."