Youth Engagement Specialist
email: firstname.lastname@example.org | Ph: 503-283-6881
Edgar joined the Latino Network team in 2016 as a Youth Engagement Specialist. He helps implement Latino Network’s Escalera program for high school students in the Portland Metro area.
Before working at Latino Network, Edgar worked with Bienestar de la Familia. He is also a graduate of Portland State where he studied psychology after transferring from Walla Walla Community College. Edgar is proud to be the first member in his family to receive a college degree.
Along with his involvement at Latino Network, Edgar was an AmeriCorps member for the past two years as a Youth Program Coordinator in the Cully Neighborhood in Northeast Portland. He is also apart of a Portland anti-violence youth program called Youth Empowerment Solutions. His work is driven by his passion for helping to empower youth and young adults in his community.
When he isn’t doing awesome things for youth and the Latino Network, Edgar likes to play his guitar, go to rock shows and spend time exploring the Great Outdoors. He enjoys living in Portland because it has awesome city vibes and gorgeous scenery.