As Latinos make a home in Elkhart County, a new generation of leaders are ripe to emerge – The Goshen News

“As a Latino population we are to the point where we are no longer here to be served. We’re here to serve, we’re here to lead.”

That’s the message Gilberto Perez has when he talks about the future of the Latino community in Goshen. Whether through his organization, Bienvenido Community Solutions, which helps those new to the U.S. integrate into the community, as an associate professor of social work at Goshen College or in his role on Goshen’s Plan Commission, Gilberto Perez has made his mark.