White House Recognizes “DACAmented” LULAC Teacher as a “Champion of Change” in Nation's Capital
July 24, 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C. – LULAC National President Roger C. Rocha, Jr. released the following statement praising LULAC Collegiate LULAC member Luis Juarez-Trevino of Dallas, Texas for his Champion of Change recognition at the White House. Luis is one of nine educators with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status selected by President Obama to be named a Champion of Change.
"While anti-immigrant sentiment remains high throughout the country, we are gratified to see the White House honoring the work and contributions of DACA recipients like Luis Juarez-Trevino. Luis embodies the qualities that LULAC encourages within our youth membership, and his commitment to his community should be praised. LULAC applauds the White House for highlighting the amazing stories and efforts of young people of immigrant backgrounds like Luis Juarez-Trevino. LULAC salutes Luis for continuing to embody the best of the Latino community and serving as a role-model to others.”
Luis Juarez-Trevino serves as a 5th grade math and science bilingual teacher at William Lipscomb Elementary School in Dallas, Texas. As a student at the University of Texas Austin, Juarez-Trevino served as the President of the UT Longhorn LULAC council and is currently the immediate past District 7 Deputy Director for Young Adults. Attending the Champions of Change Reception with Juarez-Trevino are LULAC National Vice President for Young Adults Abigail Zapote and LULAC Texas State Deputy of Young Adults Christian Smith. The Champions of Change program honors extraordinary individuals working for the betterment of their communities.
The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) is the nation’s largest and oldest civil rights volunteer-based organization that empowers Hispanic Americans and builds strong Latino communities. Headquartered in Washington, DC, with 1,000 councils around the United States and Puerto Rico, LULAC’s programs, services and advocacy address the most important issues for Latinos, meeting critical needs of today and the future. For more information, visit www.lulac.org.