A native of southern Mexico, Marcos moved to Philadelphia as a teen. After high school, he went on to work in many restaurants around the city. Marcos has experience in helping organize the Latino community in Philadelphia, having previously worked with Kensington Soccer Club and as a bilingual community liaison at the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia. Marcos helps coordinate Ceiba’s Programa Adelante, and is a HUD certified housing counselor.
Eastern North Philadelphia Tours
The east side of North Broad Street is home to the largest Latinx populations in Philadelphia, with thriving arts and culture centers, and diverse commercial corridors. It is also home to some of the City’s most abject examples of poverty. Currently, there are more than 5,000 vacant properties, 47% of households do not own their home, and the median household income is only $20,277.
Despite these challenges, ENP is a vibrant community of small-business owners, unique artists, and proud multi-cultural heritage committed to preserving the best aspects of Philadelphia.
The Experience Eastern North tour series will invite participants to learn about, enjoy, and connect with Eastern North Philadelphia (ENP) – a neighborhood rich in cultural treasures but often overlooked by traditional tourist routes. This area is home to a thriving Latinx community, as well as key moments and sites in our city’s history of art and activism.