#thefirsts | Andrea Leon-Grossman

My name is Andrea Leon-Grossman. I immigrated from Mexico in September of 1993, and I am the first in my family to graduate and the first to become an activist. I was fortunate to get a scholarship to go to Art School and graduated with a BFA in 1996. After...
#thefirsts | Judith Garcia

#thefirsts | Judith Garcia

I grew up in Chelsea, MA in a proud Latino household. I am the daughter of a single mother who emigrated from Honduras to work in a factory making hot dogs. Her hard work allowed me to become the first in my family to go to college. Growing up in Chelsea, Mass., I...

We are all Cantinflas

  He’s dressed in an elegant black tuxedo, projecting the refined charisma expected of a Hollywood leading man. Underneath the glamour, one can still discern the picaresque smile of his other self, the one that millions in Mexico and Latin America have come to know so...

#thefirsts Romelia Mata

“I believe in the power of education and voluntarism, and I owe it all to my mother, who was a single parent and didn’t make it to high school herself. Because of her, and the opportunities opened up to me through DACA, I now proudly serve my community...

#thefirsts Robert Morales

My name is Robert Morales. My parents came to the United States fleeing a civil war in El Salvador. I was fortunate enough to be #thefirst in my family born in this country. Growing up, I watched my mother push her physical limits working long hours in room service,...
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