“Growing up as a son of immigrants in a segregated, vulnerable community in Milwaukee, Eduardo Perea-Hernandez saw Marquette University as a ‘Harvard’—picturesque, prestigious, with a nationally-renowned basketball team.
‘He attended Nativity Jesuit Middle School, where, as a sixth grader, he learned Jesuit values, leadership skills, and the powerful idea that he could contribute to his community. ‘As an 11-year-old,’ he shares, ‘I realized that my Latino community is meant for bigger than this.’”
Follow his journey to Marquette University. Excerpt from the Ignatian Solidarity Network by Kelley Swan