This letter is being written to highly recommend Mr. Julio Jordan in terms of his being a motivational and inspirational speaker. As the author of “Lucky Me: The Life and Times of Lucky Cesar”, he was our speaker for one of our recent cultural events (held monthly) here at the Casa Hispana of Nazareth College. Since October is Hispanic Heritage Month, I thought the students and general public would be interested in hearing how a local Hispanic author overcame a tremendously negative environment during childhood and adolescence and turned it into a life of positive and creative thinking, personal responsibility and a commitment to pass this knowledge on to other young people so that they won’t make the same mistakes Mr. Jordan made along his extensive journey toward “wellness”.

Our students, especially the ones in “early childhood education”, were quite fascinated by Julio’s talk. With a question and answer period after his presentation, they wanted to know what they could do in the classroom to help students that they feel are “falling through the cracks”. Mr. Jordan’s direct and poignant comments and suggestions were quite helpful and there was a lively discussion about the importance of ONE teacher being able to change or re-direct someone’s life. Julio came fully prepared with a video, readings from his book with extemporaneous anecdotes added on for clarifications, an outline and his own promotional materials as well. It was a very enlightening and educational evening for all who attended.

With this in mind, I highly recommend Mr. Julio Jordan as a motivational speaker who holds your attention, speaks clearly and with much “street” wisdom and knowledge sprinkled throughout his talk. He is a writer, poet and actor as well and volunteers his time within the Latino and non-Latino communities in our city.

I thank you for considering Mr. Julio Jordan for any of your planned activities or programs where his speech would be a definitive addition to your social, economic, educational or cultural agendas.

Sincerely yours,

Professor Elena Nápoles Goldfeder, Ph.D..
Hispanic Literatures
Director, Casa Hispana
Nazareth College

-Elena Nápoles Goldfeder, Ph.D..