“I’m extremely blessed to have had the opportunity to be educated with some of the most diverse, creative, and inspiring young people in the Country. Being a graduate of CRLS and Hamilton has given me the opportunity to be among the best from two very different worlds.”
If you attended Cambridge Rindge & Latin in the early to mid 2000’s, it’s more than likely you know who Hector Acevedo is. This is due to his natural ability to maneuver between different groups of people, and leaving impressions that would bud into long-lasting friendships throughout the years.
Hector is a Cambridge Public Schools alum and a proud product of the Posse Foundation (whose mission is to identify public high school students with extraordinary academic and leadership potential who may be overlooked by traditional college selection processes). With Posse’s guidance and support, Hector went on to graduate from Hamilton College in Clinton, New York.
“I’m extremely blessed to have had the opportunity to be educated with some of the most diverse, creative, and inspiring young people in the Country,” Says Hector. “Being a graduate of CRLS and Hamilton has given me the opportunity to be among the best from two very different worlds.”
It was humble beginnings for Hector. He was born in El Salvador and immigrated to Cambridge in 1992. Hector often recalls his days in the bilingual program at the Longfellow Elementary School. “I had incredible teachers at such a young age who invested in me and would not allow me to give up. They began to build a foundation for my success in academia.”
Rapidly washing away any sort of language barrier.
In his spare time, Hector volunteers his time to various non-profit organizations focusing his efforts on sustainable growth, mentoring youth, and developing social media strategies. This past year, he emerged as a valuable voice in the political realm during the Cambridge elections. He often spoke to the ever-changing identity of the Cambridge we are coming to once know.
“We must continue to instill a spirit of activism, collaboration and love within our positions of leadership if we are to be successful in building a strong foundation for our next generation of leaders. We must never forget who we were and where we came from in order to understand where we are going.”
Alas, whether it’s from behind the scenes or on the front lines, Hector is an incredible leader among us. Look for him to continue being a valuable contributor to the many great things happening in the community, and more importantly a willing collaborator; an attribute he credits to his Cambridge upbringing.