uriburu-diegoIdentity is thrilled to share that our Executive Director, Diego Uriburu, has been selected by the White House as one of 10 “Cesar E. Chavez Champions of Change” for Identity’s work with the Latino community in Montgomery County, MD. Although the award was presented to Diego, it is a reflection of the collective effort of the entire Identity staff and community partners over the past 15 years.

“I am humbled to be honored with this award, and even more humbled by the opportunity life has given me to serve such an incredible and deserving community,” Diego said. “As one of Identity’s values states, ‘to serve others is a privilege and requires excellence.’ The youth and families we serve inspire us to live that value. I’m in awe of their strength and perseverance; they are our greatest asset in advancing the future of our community. They are the true champions of change, and help us every day to be the kind of people we want to be. As Cesar Chavez often said, ‘Sí, se puede.'”

Click here to read Diego’s post on the White House Champions of Change blog.

Click here to see all 10 Cesar E. Chavez Champions of Change.