Remarkably, East Side Heroes (as a volunteer-run organization) has raised over $125,000 dollars in the past 4 years. Enrique acknowledges that this success can only be attributed to the hundreds of community volunteers, generous donors, and friends who share this same vision of making a quality education and resources available and attainable to all youth and their families. Enrique continues to serve and volunteer his time, faithfully over the past 5 years, as the Executive Director for East Side Heroes.
Enrique S. Flores is a product of the Alum Rock School district and grew up in East San Jose's "Story & King Neighborhood". Enrique S. Flores comes from a working-class/ low-income family. Both Enrique's parents are immigrants, whom arrived to this country in hopes of providing a better future for their children. With the help of many caring Jesuit Priests (aka: The Society of Jesus), Enrique was educated at Bellarmine College Preparatory and earned both a Bachelors Degree in Sociology and Masters Degree in Counseling from Santa Clara University. Enrique S. Flores is the author of his autobiographical intervention workbook entitled: From East Side San Jose, to Santa Clara University and Back. Enrique is currently working on a second short-story book, soon to be released.
Currently, at age 29, Enrique is happily married and currently juggles multiples jobs but reports truly enjoying his full-time position as Director of Youth Services for the YWCA of Silicon Valley. Enrique sincerely thanks all those who continue to support the East Side Heroes' Vision.