Francisco Medina

Francisco Medina

Huntington Park, CA

Born in Mexico City to a single mother, Francisco immigrated to the United States in 2000 at age 16 years old. When he was in high school, he didn’t know about many of the educational opportunities available to him (even though he had a good GPA), and only attended CSU Dominguez Hills after a teacher suggested that he would succeed. As an education committee advisor, he is working to address the problem of only an estimated 15-20% of Huntington Park students who go on to pursue a higher education after high school. “Everything I do, it’s because I want to make a difference. I’m part of this community, I care as much about it as any US citizen. My legal status is just a number… This is where I belong, this where I’m going to stay, this is where I’m going to have my family.”

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