He is very in tuned with the immigration population and there needs to become self sustaining people. He himself was an immigrant with his family and knows the hardships they will face to become a US citizen.
His current job as Executive Director for the Farmworkers Council of Palm Beach County reminds him everyday of the struggles people from other countries go thru. He is always so very kind and courteous to these people and goes out of his way to help in anyway he can.
He has sometimes taken monies out of his own pocket the help someone in need. He started a program at the Farmworkers Council for “People in Need”, PIN, to help people that can not find help anywhere. This was a very special project for Sergio as no other Agency has this type of program.
No matter where Sergio goes he is always working to raise money to help people in need. I have never seen a person with more respect and support for those whom have nothing. I would like to nominate Sergio for this ward.
Sergio Palacio felt very strongly that in order to serve the farmworkers and their families more effectively they needed their own building. Sergio worked tirelessly to purchase the building on Crestwood Boulevard where clients and families feel welcomed and valued. The building has classroom space where both children and adults can partake in educational programs, food pantry, case management and so much more! If Sergio sees a need, he researches how to make it happen and finds the funding. He is truly an inspiration!
Sergio truly embodies everyday kindness. He has dedicated his life to improving the lives of farmworkers and their families,going above and beyond to deliver programs and services to our clients in need. Sergio welcomed me as a volunteer to Farmworkers Coordinating Council years ago, and since then, has grown our educational program to provide a strong foundation for our clients and their children. I saw a client who learned how to read through the program thank Sergio and noticed how deeply moved he was, showing his dedication to improving the lives of those he serves. He has a heart of kindness , and is a true inspiration.