Latino Leadership. What does it look like?

 

LLA is excited that its Latino Leadership Alliance alumni have the passion for their communities and the ganas to use the leadership skills they developed through LLA’s Leadership Academy to put themselves before the voters for the opportunity to work serving their communities through elected office.
Learn more about these leaders, what they’re running for and why they’re doing it.

NAME: AIMEE ESCOBAR

LLA COHORT: 5

RACE: San Jose-Evergreen Community College District, Trustee Area 7

WHAT DOES LATINO LEADERSHIP LOOK LIKE TO YOU?

Latino Leadership, to me, is a person that leads with the understanding of one’s roots and family heritage, staying culturally connected, and understanding history. A people-oriented leadership through which the leader strives to empower the Latino community by promoting shared and reciprocal power while working side by side with others—facilitating the belief that their contributions are valuable as a voice of the Latino community.

WHY DID YOU DECIDE TO RUN FOR OFFICE?

I decided to run for office because I believe I have a unique mixture of skills, ideas, and energy that would prove beneficial to the future of the Community Colleges. In addition, I strongly believe that regardless of your ethnicity, religion, gender or place of birth that everyone deserves the opportunity to attend college. There are many new ideas to be explored to assist those who are currently falling in the cracks on the path to education, I want to work on closing the cracks, providing a solid road for all to take to reach their goals and increase their future earning capacity.

HOW HAS YOUR LLA EXPERIENCE HELPED YOU IN YOUR CAMPAIGN RACE?

My LLA experience solidified the notion that I, and others like me, deserve a seat at every table. Latinos of all backgrounds deserve to be represented and that it was and is the responsibility of all us to achieve representation, blazing the trail for those coming up behind us while providing a voice for our people.

WEBSITE: https://www.escobarfortrustee.com