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Arturo Jimenez - District 5
Elected in 2007, Arturo Jiménez represents Downtown (west of Broadway), Northwest, and West Denver. Arturo graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder with degrees in Sociology and Ethnic Studies and has a Juris Doctor Degree from the CU School of Law. He is a practicing attorney in a professional corporation, the Law Office of Arturo Jimenez, P.C. in the area of immigration law. Before going to law school, Arturo worked in youth employment, youth leadership, and college preparation programs. He is one of the founders of the Labyrinth Arts Academy that provides professional level drama internships to high school students in Denver schools, and he supported the North High School Drama Department’s Black Masque Theater Company since their production of the play Zoot Suit.
Arturo has been a strong advocate for effective parent engagement. He served as a past board member and president of the Colorado Statewide Parent Coalition from 2002 to 2007. His ability to speak English and Spanish helps him to connect Spanish speaking parents and kids with the English speakers enabling them to become more involved in their schools. Being a lifetime Northwest Denver and District 5 resident, Arturo understands the diversity and unique needs of the students and their families. His family is very multicultural, much like the neighborhoods in District 5 which contain Anglos, Latinos, African Americans, Native Americans, and more. He is married with two beautiful daughters. His oldest daughter attends Academia Ana Marie Sandoval - a dual language Montessori elementary school in the Northwest area of Denver Public Schools. He knows the feelings of urgency that all parents have to create top-notch schools where kids can flourish, and be prepared for the global society we live in.
Arturo has a track record of extensive community engagement. The following include some of Arturo’s activities: Member of the National Association of Latino Elected Officials’ Education Leadership Institute (NALEO/NECI) Task Force; Volunteer for Ya Es Hora Citizenship Campaign in 2007 - 2009; Parent Leadership Coordinator/Los Padres/Las Madres, Academia Sandoval, 2004 to 2006; Strengthening Families Parent Trainer, Latin American Research and Service Agency 1998; former Board Member of College Path Inc. at North High School, 1993 to 1995; Volunteer for the Multi-Cultural Regional Prevention Center, Alcohol Abuse Prevention, 1994 to 1996. Arturo received an award for Outstanding Contributions for the Advancement of Chicano/Chicana Students in Higher Education, 13th Annual Colorado Statewide Parent Learning Institute 1993.