Jesse Cordero was born in Poncitlan Jalisco, Mexico and came to Chicago in 1973 when he was 7 years old. He was raised in Little Village, where he graduated from Harrison High School. He attended the College of Automation, where he studied computer science. After graduation, he worked at Sinai Hospital as a computer operator. From 1985-1997, he was also enlisted in the United States Air Force Reserves, from which he received an honorable discharge. He and his brother started a well-received Mexican restaurant called El Sombrero in Chicago Heights. In 2004, he obtained his commercial driver’s license and has been driving trucks since. He returned to Little Village in 2010, where he has been an active community member. Since April 2014, Jesse has been an active, invaluable member of CALA’s Enlace Community Activism-Law Clinic team. He is very excited to be a part of CALA to help his community access legal services that otherwise most residents could not afford, and is very appreciative for CALA’s contributions to Little Village. He is very happy to volunteer as much of his time as possible to this great cause.