What do I do….
One of things I enjoy doing is raising awareness among the Hispanic community regarding college graduation rates. I do this by teaching part-time at the University of Houston Downtown, where I educate students not only on the subject I am teaching, but also on self-motivation and teaching them that your background does not dictate your future. In addition, I give workshops and serve on panels at the annual Houston Hispanic Forum Career and Education Day. The reason why this issue is so important to me is because I am Hispanic and a first generation college graduate.
In addition, I enjoy discussing community concerns and helping to provide guidance in finding proactive solutions. I do this by serving on the Public Safety committee for the Midtown Management District where we work with Constable Precinct 7, HPD, and other patrolling agencies to help deter and/or reduce crime within Houston Midtown. The Public Safety committee strives to make the best use of public and private resources and also encourages Midtown residents, those considering moving to Midtown and business owners to attend the monthly community wide Public Safety Meetings.
Lastly, I enjoy running, tennis, watching Games of Thrones & House of Cards, race for Team Coci and enjoy visiting NYC where I lived for seven years and refined my jaywalker skills, but didn’t lose my southern hospitality!
Thanks for visiting my blog and if you wish to contact me for any reason, please email me at: e_melchor (at) yahoo (dot) com or connect with me on Twitter.