Featured Latinx for Hispanic Heritage Month!
Nicole is originally from San Salvador, El Salvador. She was born in February 2000 and came to the United States with her family when she was only a year old. She is currently a sophomore in high school. Nicole first got involved with the organization by attending the Our Rights Have No Borders outreach workshops in 2013 and became interested in “the work El Pueblo does with youth.” She then joined the Our Borders Have No Rights program to become a peer educator in 2014, educating other young people during outreach workshops about sexual and reproductive health. She decided to join the Youth Council because, she says, “it’s a great way to serve the community and have a voice as a Latinx teen. There are many issues affecting many Latinxs today and the Youth Council is there to make a change.” She believes the work she does with the organization and other young people “is important because [the community] needs young Latinxs to stand up…and El Pueblo is there to connect youth, get us involved, and help us raise our voices.”