Only, it hadn’t.
“They just were not renting to Latinos in that area,” Nate says.
It was devastating.
The house his family ended up in was a dump, he says. They froze all winter, and the landlord took advantage of them.
Nate saw the struggles of his family, and of the community as a whole.
It made him want to be a bridge not just for his dad, but for all people.
Today, Nate works with individuals and businesses, connecting them with services and making sure they’re supported. He also helps minorities connect with resources to start their own businesses.
He wants to make sure families today don’t have to face the discrimination and struggles his family did.
A photo of Nate’s dad sits on his desk at work.
He thinks about him all the time — remembering his purpose.
“I was a bridge for my father in many ways,” he says, “and I continue to be a bridge for a lot of people.”