We are one week into National Latinx Heritage Month and have you either 1) paused and celebrated your Latinx Heritage OR 2) paused and supported the Latinx Community?
Well, today we pause and invite you to celebrate with us Yira Aldape Razo – daughter of Norma and Jose Aldape, outstanding LUPE leaders for over ten years.
Yira Aldape Razo is a Rio Grande Valley native. She attended Edcouch-Elsa High School and is currently working towards her Bachelor’s degree at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. While a full time student at UTRGV, she also works at SOCIALIFE magazine, Coldwell Banker, and serves as a member of the RGV Food Bank's Empty Bowls committee.
Yira has worked closely with LUPE since she was a child and credits LUPE for many of her positive attributes. She says that seeing her parents and sister work hard to exemplify the “American Dream” is her biggest motivation in life. As the first U.S. born child of six, she feels honored to petition for her parent's citizenship.
Her mission in life is to give back to the community just like LUPE does every single day. She loves the RGV and is proud to be a product of the community.
We are very proud of Yira, her accomplishments, her love for her family, and her contributions to our Rio Grande Valley community.
Stay tuned for our next week’s Latinx Heritage Highlight. In the meantime, will you contribute to LUPE's commitment to our youth and their families?
Written by Vanessa Alvarado Flores