The Texas Rangers Baseball Foundation today will recognize the Latino CLD’s Founder, Jorge Baldor, as its July “Héroe en la Comunidad” or “Hero in the Community” at the Rangers game against the New York Yankees. Baldor has been an advocate of educational and social causes locally, nationally and internationally. He recently founded the Latino CLD to help create a pipeline for the next generation of Latino leaders.
“I am thankful to the Texas Rangers Baseball Foundation for recognizing our work to build a leadership pipeline in the Latino community,” said Jorge Baldor, Founder of the Latino CLD. “It is our responsibility to help develop the next generation of Latino leaders committed to improving our communities and our state.”
As part of the recognition, the Rangers Baseball Foundation will also donate $500 to the Latino CLD’s non-profit organization of choice – IGNITE Texas. IGNITE Texas seeks to build political ambition in young women from underrepresented communities who may have an interest in running for office but have a harder time seeking out leadership opportunities.
“IGNITE Texas is excited to be honored and recognized by the Latino Center for Leadership Development,” said Dr. Margo McClinton Stogil, State Director of Ignite Texas. “The young women of IGNITE will benefit from the support and partnership.”
Jorge Baldor was born in Havana, Cuba and came to Dallas with his family at age six. He graduated from Southern Methodist University (SMU) with a BA in History. Jorge is founder and President of ResidentCheck, a leading national tenant background screening service.
He has traveled to over 60 countries and has been an advocate of educational and social causes locally, nationally and internationally. Jorge was recognized in 2011 by the Innocence Project in their Donor Highlight. Recently, he founded www.KeepHB1403.com to bring public awareness at efforts to end in-state tuition for Texas DREAMers and the Latino Center for Leadership Development.
Jorge currently actively serves as Vice-Chairman on the Board of the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Ft. Worth and is on the Board of SMU Hispanic Alumni.