Kevin Ferreira, Wagner College
Kevin Ferreira, a dynamic junior at Wagner College, fearlessly tackles challenges on- and off-campus by employing effective grassroots community organizing practices. Working with local public officials to more fully integrate immigrants into the fabric of city life, Kevin has mentored undocumented students across racial boundaries, and held college readiness workshops. Since his freshman year, Kevin has been working off-campus with El Centro del Inmigrante and the New York Immigration Coalition’s (NYIC) Education Collaborative to institute Family Resource Centers (FRCs), where schools partner with community-based organizations. Kevin also teaches in the We Are New York Conversational English program. In graduate school, Kevin plans to develop tools to create preventative and restorative responses to violent conflict in communities.