Recently, Santiago Leon, a KRA Workshop Facilitator, was one of three finalists nominated for the Latino Veteran of the Year Award, in recognition of his dedicated service to the Wounded Warrior Support Network (WWSN).
At the Loews Coronado Bay Resort, more than 200 attendees celebrated the altruistic achievements of San Diego County businesses, individuals, and volunteers that positively impact the Latino community in one of 10 Latino Champions Award categories.
One of San Diego’s leading Latino professionals, Santiago assists Veterans in their military-to-civilian life transition, in addition to serving as an active member of the WWSN Board. He volunteers Career Guidance and Job-Readiness Training services, and referrals to various Veterans support programs, including KRA’s Metro Region Career Centers/American Job Center of California, which is operated for the San Diego Workforce Partnership.
Santiago commented, “When it comes to what we do for our Veterans, we cannot afford to have a ‘bad day’. We need to be more than individuals who teach others how to find work. We must be the source that inspires them, helping to generate hope for the future.”