This week’s Face of Northeast is Edgar Palacios, founder of the Latinx Education Collaborative, and a new resident to the Independence Plaza neighborhood.
In addition to the role within his own organization, which focuses on Latinx representation in education, Palacios is the vice president of the Independence Plaza Neighborhood Association.
“Neighborhood organizations are vital to the improvement of communities,” Palacios said. “I hope that all of our neighbors feel welcome and enjoy living within the neighborhood.”
With a Nicargarian background and Miami, Fla., as his hometown, Palacios said that Northeast reminds him of the neighborhood where he grew up, and sometimes even feels like he is there.
“There’s a strong Latinx presence here and I enjoy being surrounded by my people,” Palacios said.
When asked what his favorite part of Northeast was, he described a community full of diverse people, food and languages.
“We didn’t want to live in a suburb,” Palacios said. “You can get bread, coffee, your meat – everything. I love learning about other cultures and tasting their food. I love being part of something so energetic, something that is full of life.”