Miguel A. Blancarte, Jr. is a native of Chicago’s Little Village neighborhood, a predominantly Latino community. His drive stems from being first generation and exposure to extreme inequalities such as discrimination and injustices. Since a young age, he has always sought to help others and to give back by becoming an integral part of conversations, discussions, discoveries and solutions in his various communities. At his core, Miguel has five pillars: justice and fairness; education; community and understandings; youth; and wellness and health. You can find Miguel on Twitter.