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. He was the first youth board member
of Genesee Ecumenical Ministries. He has also served
as a board member of Puerto Rican Festival, Spanish
Action Coalition, Action for a Better Community, Young
Audiences, and currently the Frederick Douglas 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.