LatinaLista — The youth of East Los Angeles have it lucky. They have a guy named Robert Zardeneta in their corner who doesn’t just want to empower them to no longer “settle” for what happens in their lives but have the skills necessary to be able to change things for the better. Zardeneta knew he had his work cut out for him when he became the director of LA CAUSA, a nonprofit organization that serves underserved youth and their families in East Los Angeles.
Yet, it’s a mission that Zardeneta feels honored to lead. In the video, as part of the Inspira: Discover Latino Leaders Across America series, Zardeneta shares what inspires him to keep working with challenged youth, how he sees empowerment change his students and East LA.