¡Sí Se Puede!®
Multicultural Multigenerational Trusted Advisor
"MAKING GOOD TROUBLE SINCE 1970”
During COVID-19 organized a grassroots campaign in the San Francisco Neighborhoods of Bayview and Hunters Point to provide California Rental Relief to keep over 400 Hundred families in their homes.
Chester Ruiz & Jane Fonda in a picket line in front of Safeway Store in Denver, CO during the lettuce boycott in 1971.
This Iconic picture of Chester & Jane has appeared in two Documentaries, Jane Fonda in Five Acts, Dolores 2017 Documentary/Historical.
I'm a Multicultural Multigenerational Trusted Advisor
My mission and legacy is to inspire the MultiCultural Community to create & share wealth and to achieve the American Dream. As a latino boomer I have been the beneficiary of the hard work and sacrifices made by my parents as immigrants from Nicaragua.
¡Sí Se Puede!®
As a Multicultural Multigenerational Trusted Advisor, I can utilize my business experience and skill set to influence public policy and improve the quality of life for our community.
CHESTER RUIZ, LDA.
CALDA 2021-2022 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
REGISTERED # 2022-5 SAN MATEO COUNTY
EXPIRES JUNE 15, 2024
"I am not an attorney, I can assist you at your specific direction.
I cannot give you legal advice."
The California Association of Legal Document Assistants was established in August 1986, and was formerly known as “California Association of Independent Paralegals” (CAIP). CALDA is the time-honored organization for legal document preparation professionals and supporters of this profession. CALDA promotes and encourages high standards of ethical and professional conduct while offering its members educational opportunities, professional alliance, a website business listing, member forum exchange, and attorney approved printed brochure materials.
¿QUÉ PUEDE HACER UN LDA POR TI?
WHAT CAN A LDA DO FOR YOU?
Pilot program to provide loan services to the underserved Farmworker members of the UFW in Salinas, Watsonville area. Expanding the Sueño Americano of homeownership to English as a second language immigrants, with dignity, compassion and professionalism.
Multicultural Business Development
Helping multicultural businesses succeed with digital marketing plans that promote their unique service proposition.
“Capture Vision. Genius Designs. Innovative Function. Exceed Expectations. Period.” Bilingual Digital Marketing Agency owned and operated by two powerhouse Latinas who create marketing solutions in English and Spanish.
To educate Latinos on the methods of entrepreneurial development by incorporating ongoing changes in the sciences, technology, engineering and mathematics. To ensure that Latinos are able to enjoy the fruits of their creativity and energy by providing them with a vehicle by which they can come together with like minded persons and develop their creative capacities to the fullest extent possible. To build collaborative relationships with individuals and organizations that will help our members realize their individual dreams. To open the avenues to investment opportunities by constantly developing relationships with individuals and organizations who are willing to invest in Latino creativity.
NASA engineer Jose Hernandez remembers exactly where he was when he heard the first Hispanic-American had been chosen to travel into space.
"I was hoeing a row of sugar beets in a field near Stockton, Calif., and I heard on my transistor radio that Franklin Chang-Diaz had been selected for the Astronaut Corps," says Hernandez, 41, who was a senior in high school at the time.
Chester has been instrumental in helping the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals since 2003 to grow their capacity and infrastructure to serve the Mission of expanding the homeownership rate for Latino families.
He was the advisor and friend of Ernie Reyes Co-Founder of NAHREP. Currently he is an emeritus board of director for NAHREP of Silicon Valley.
NAHREP is one of the premier Latino trade group organization with a national membership of over 40,000 members.
Skill Set for the Greater Good
Grassroots Community Organizer
Non-Profit Leadership and Management experience, Latino & Multicultural Community
Campaign Coordinating Experience
Fund raising expertise
Community event organizer on a small budget
Able to connect with Multigenerational team members
Lead by example
Bilingual fluent in Spanish
Recruiting, training, and mentoring volunteers
Ability to stay focused in-spite of challenges
Capacity to pivot and adapt
Able to resolve and mediate conflicts between team members
Knowledge of the art of listening
Have the experience of raising 5 Children now adults, who are married with children and home owners
Social Media network
LinkedIn 3997 connections: Facebook 4,709 friends
Finding The American Dream, A Story of Entrepreneurship and Adventures
Interview with Chester Ruiz, Founder of DreamerLogix
Stanford Hispanic Broadcasting // Radio Shows: Atenea Americana
DreamerLogix is an online tool to educate and facilitate the final users in the recollection of all the documentation for the immigration process, and to understand the process in a clear and easier way.
For this program, we are talking with Chester Ruiz, founder of dreamerlogix.com. He is a first generation Californian with Nicaraguan heritage, but also an entrepreneur, self-made millionaire, and civil rights activist. Today, he is telling us about his story, his background, accomplishments, lifelong fights and future plans.
Chester explains how home ownership and family is the foundation of most immigrants and how the American dream is all related with legal residency, family, the right to work and education. This American dream is closely tied to his ideas for civil rights and to his new enterprise.
This American story starts with the amazing adventure of his dad. Nineteen years old Mr. Ruiz Senior one day on 1939 decided to drive his car north, a new Ford model in an adventure throughout the rain forest, rivers, and the unknown all the way from Managua, Nicaragua to San Antonio, Texas. All this adventure took place way before the Pan-American highway was build and all the roads paved and improved highways systems were built. Later he went to the world exposition in San Francisco, where he fall in love with the possibilities, the innovations, the country and its wonders. After he was back in Managua some experts from the US corp of Engineers find out about his trip, and they asked him to work with them in the mapping and construction of the Pan-American Highway that they were then planning to build. After few years building it, he got legal residency and moved with his the new wife, an elementary school geography teacher, to San Francisco.
During this conversation, Ruiz told us about his experiences growing up in San Francisco, where a paper route let him save in three years enough money for a new family investing, that later lets them learn new skills and bring more seed money for other bigger enterprises to come. He also told us the story about how he got involved with Cesar Chavez and the fights for civil rights in his youth, and how these experiences had marked him to invest in this new start-up, to help immigrants and dreamers to achieve legal status.
“In the end, the American dream is not a sprint, or even a marathon, but a relay. Our families don’t always cross the finish line in the span of one generation. But each generation passes on to the next the fruits of their labor."
- Julian Castro,
U.S. Secretary of Housing & Urban Development
Dad, Grandpa, Tío, the original Mr. Magoo, is the oldest living member of the Ruiz Familia. Born in 1920 in Nicaragua he immigrated to the USA in 1945 in pursuit of the American Dream.
Tony married Melida, a school teacher from Nicaragua who also was in pursuit of the Sueño Americano. Together for 62 years, their example of love of family, work ethic, importance of education, homeownership, and giving back to the community, made it possible for our generation to live the American Dream and to pass it on to the 3rd and 4th generation.
MEET THE 3RD & 4TH GENERATIONS
Covid-19, global warming, inflation, Ukraine, authoritarianism, hyper partisanship, the takeaway from all of these threats to the American Dream and our ability to pass forward a legacy of hope and inspiration in the American Dream. Depends upon each generation regrouping and focusing on what truly matters: health, family, community, and active engagement in political life to preserve our freedoms and democratic way of life.
The upcoming midterm elections 2022 will have a profound impact on our ability to pass forward the American Dream.
Join me in making the commitment to support Democratic Candidates who share the beliefs that the American Dream needs to be rebooted and expanded.
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