COO/ Executive Director
Jesse Acosta was born in Dallas, Texas, and raised in the neighborhood of Oak Cliff. He graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 2017 with a double major in Radio-Television-Film BS and History BA with a minor in Government. From 2017-2018, he worked with Reading Partners as a Americorps Literacy Lead. He's a Teach For America 2018 alum and has been teaching to at his alma mater Justin F. Kimball High School since then. Currently, Jesse serves as Deputy Director for Youth for North Texas LULAC (League of United Latin American Citizens) District 3 for the 2020-2021 year and founded Pasos for Oak Cliff in August of 2020.
Q: What are is your favorite pair of shoes?
"The Air Jordan 1 Spiderman edition is one of my favorite sneakers. Even since I saw the original Spiderman movie (with Tobey Maguire) I fell in love with Spiderman and I wanted to be Spiderman to help people. I feel like I'm stepping into the role of Spiderman with Pasos." - Jesse A.