Henry Padrón

Henry Padrón is a bilingual poet and musician who teaches elementary school. Henry has been a visiting artist in the Rochester City School District, Rundel Library, and Geneseo/Brockport Migrant Education Programs. He has worked with the Summer Fun program at The Strong Museum and was the first youth board member of Genesee Ecumenical Ministries. He has also served as a board member of the Puerto Rican Festival, Spanish Action Coalition, Action for a Better Community, Young Audiences, and currently the Frederick Douglass Club. He is a founding member of the Puerto Rican Youth Development and Resource Center, the Spanish Action Coalition, the National Council on Puerto Rican Rights, Salmorejo Poetry/Percussion Ensemble, and Borinquen Dance Company. He has volunteered extensively in the local community.