We would like to introduce Esperanza alumnus, Alex Bolden, born and raised in the Clark-Fulton neighborhood of Cleveland. Alex desires to bring all that he has learned through his education back to his community. He attended Bates College, with the help of the Esperanza Scholarship, where he double majored in Philosophy and Rhetoric with a concentration in Racism. After graduating Bates he attended the University of Chicago Law School, where he earned his Juris Doctorate this past summer. He is taking the bar this February and is currently employed at Squire Patton Boggs in the Public Finance practice group.
Upon returning to Cleveland, Alex immediately reached out to Esperanza to see how he could get involved. As such, Alex is the newest member of the Esperanza Alumni Association Board. He returned to Esperanza because it was a much needed celebration of his latinidad and as an Esperanza Alumni Association member would like to carry on this tradition for others. Alex is deeply interested in the success of Latinx students in secondary and post-secondary education, and knows that this is built upon pride in oneself. He plans to do this through helping to organize alumni events which forge a community between experienced, prideful Latinx members and the new generation of young people.