Advancing our community through the education of young minds is a passion that started ever since my family immigrated to the United States 11 years ago. I sincerely believe that teachers are the root of any other profession; without teachers there would not be any doctors curing patients, lawyers advocating for the rights of others or even baristas serving your coffee. I am a DACAmented, 5th grade bilingual teacher in Dallas Independent School District. I serve immigrant families and students. Having the immigrant story in common with my students is an advantage in the classroom because we create meaningful and everlasting connections that transcend beyond the classroom. One of the goals of Justice for Our Neighbors (JFON) is to offer education to communities of faith and to the public. I strongly believe that education is key to any movement. I have experienced that change through education and I continue to push for it every day that I step into my classroom. Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) has allowed me to be an advocate to my students, in the same way that JFON advocates for many families like mine. I am thankful to be part of such a dynamic and impacting organization. Together, we will continue to provide hope and support our communities in any possible way.
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