benjamin baldizon

SUN Community School Site Manager, Reynolds Middle School

email: | Ph: 503-875-7911

Ben joined the Latino Network SUN Community School program in 2016. As a SUN Site Manager, he directs SUN programs at Reynolds Middle School and assists SUN School Program Director Antonio Ramirez in SUN-related activities for Latino Network. 

Ben has extensive experience working in school communities, where he previously worked at Metropolitan Family Service and attended Westmont College in Santa Barbara, CA. Growing up in Guatemala and Peru, his main motivator for his work at Latino Network is creating fair and equal opportunities for people within the Portland metro area.

When Ben isn’t working at Latino Network, he coaches rec soccer teams with the Reynolds Youth Soccer Club. He also likes to try new restaurants, hunt for good music in Portland and work on home improvement projects in his spare time. His favorite part about Portland is that it’s a big city, yet he’ll still see a deer or a horse on his drive home during the week – he calls Portland the best place for nature-y urban living!