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Osman Canales – Social Entrepreneur #latinus20under30

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Es originario de El Salvador, vino a los Estados Unidos cuando tenía 10 años. Se graduó en 2013 de Suffolk County Community College con un título asociado en Artes Liberales. En 2016 recibió su Licenciatura de SUNY College en Old Westbury con una especialización en Política, Economía y Derecho y una mención en estudios Culturales Latinoamericanos. En 2010, fundó la organización Long Island Immigrant Student Advocates, (LIISA) y con ella espera seguir trabajando por
el acceso equitativo a una educación para todos los estudiantes inmigrantes, independientemente de su estatus migratorio.

Osman Canales is originally from El Salvador, belonging to a humble family. At the age of ten, Osman moved to the United States. He is now the first and only in his family to graduate college. He holds an Associate’s Degree from Suffolk County Community College and a Bachelor’s Degree from SUNY College at Old Westbury with a major
in Politics, Economics and Law and a minor in Latin American Cultural Studies.

In 2010, Osman founded the Long Island Immigrant Student Advocates (LIISA), which is committed to work to wards equal access to education for  all immigrant students regardless of immigration status on Long Island.

LIISA is also dedicated to immigrants’ rights. Shaped by his personal experience, Osman has dedicated his time to improve the lives of immigrants through his activism and leadership. He advocates for immigrants and social justice, he has a passion for community work and empowerment.

Osman has received multiple recognitions for his community work including recognitions from the office of Suffolk and Nassau County Executive. He was awarded on 2012 by the Hispanic Coalition NY Inc. as one of the “NY 40 under 40 Rising Latino Star” and as a Long Island Hero by the Central American Refugee Center, to name a few. Currently, Osman is the Director of Hispanic Outreach Services for Long Island Center for Independent Living Inc, serving Latinos with disabilities. Osman’s goal is to attend Law School  and become an attorney to continue advocating for the community and the less fortunate.

 

 

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