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Jesse Acosta



COO/ Executive Director

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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. His passion for education led him to join Teach For America in 2018 and to serve as Deputy Director for Youth for North Texas LULAC (League of United Latin American Citizens) District 3 from 2020-2021. Currently, he teaches at his alma mater Justin F. Kimball High School and is Executive Director of Pasos for Oak Cliff, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit fighting educational inequities, which he co-founded 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.

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