Javier PerezLicensed Vocational Nurse
Javier Perez. is 32 years old, married, and has two beautiful daughters. He came to Project ARRIBA in 2012, and at the time was working two jobs as a medical assistant. Javier wanted to continue his education, but as the sole provider for his family, he did not have the necessary resources to make this a reality. With Project ARRIBA’s financial, educational and social support, Javier completed his Licensed Vocational Nurse training December, 2013, at the El Paso Community College. In fact, he was the first person in his family to attend and graduate from college. Javier was soon hired at Centro San Vicente and now earns over Project ARRIBA’s living wage goal of $14 per hour; wages that enable him to provide for this family and contribute to El Paso’s local economy.