Photo Courtesy of Jonathan Santiago. 
Photo Courtesy of Jonathan Santiago. 

AL DÍA 40 Under Forty Honoree: Jonathan Santiago


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The inaugural AL DÍA 40 Under Forty event will be a showcase of the most diverse and impactful young professionals in various fields of work across the Philadelphia region.

At the virtual event, taking place August 20, 2020, Jonathan Santiago, 37, will be one of the 40 honorees. He is an Artist and Family Advocate at Norris Square Community Alliance

As part of the lead-up to the event, AL DÍA asked each of the 40 honorees the same three questions and collected their responses. 

Here are Jonathan Santiago’s responses:

What is the biggest challenge in your professional journey?

As a Latino coming from another country to work in the US the language is the first challenge as well as convincing others that we can surpass any limitations and  look forward to a better future.  

What's your proudest achievement in your career?

I am proud when I see satisfying and positive results in the families I work with including parents and the children of my community.

Beyond corporate D&I efforts, what will make true inclusivity happen?

Inclusion is an important aspect of our community. We must do our part and believe that no matter our race, color, religion, sex, or sexual orientation  there are no differences and we must learn to help one another. When we stop looking for what makes us different then we have made inclusion real.

To register for the upcoming AL DÍA 40 Under Forty event, click here

For more information about the event, reach out to [email protected]

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