Bo will share his experiences working in higher education, as an elementary school teacher and program manager to show the importance of developing a varied skillset to design your ideal career opportunity. Bo will also discuss the importance of developing authentic social networks and connections to support your career development.
Adnoris “Bo” Torres is an experienced program coordinator with a demonstrated history of working in the education management industry. Working in the city of Detroit for 15 year he honed his skilled and developed keen sense for working alongside vulnerable communities. Skilled in Community Organizing, Student Development, Policy Analysis, Comparative Politics, and Organizational Development, Adnoris utilizes his Political Science background and Chicano/Boricua studies focus to affect the issues of importance to the Hispanic / Latino community.
Over the last year and a half Adnoris has created the Padres Fuertes Initiative, an initiative within the National Healthy Start Program Strong Beginnings. The aims of this program are to affect the lives of Latinos Fathers /Father figures in Kent County. Focusing on social determinants of health as a foundation, Adnoris has developed outreach and educational opportunities for the men of the county to engage with their children in all aspects of their development.
For Adnoris equity is not just a concept, an idea, or some trend; it is a way of living life. Creating spaces for those in society to thrive and grow in a way that truly represents who they are, that removes barriers and gives voice to those whose voice has for too long not been allowed to be heard. As a member of the Latinx community he sees a profound duty to be of service to those who in his community do not share his privilege. An objective in this work for Adnoris is to be a voice from the chorus of Latinx peoples whose true representation is inaccurate, whose lives are not fully valued, and who are otherized to a caricature or a bowl of food. By joining Equity PAC he envisions the opportunity to develop ideas and actively engage not only his racial ethnic community but all communities whose equity lenses are focused on systemic change.