Brooklyn Marine veteran serves community by teaching importance of serving others
After already serving the U.S., a Brooklyn Marine Corps veteran continues to serve his community as the managing director at Ascend Learning Charter School Network.
Dr. Eduardo Sindaco immigrated to Bensonhurst from Argentina as a child, where he went on to serve two tours in Japan with the Marines.
He makes sure that on Veterans Day, students walk away knowing the importance of helping one another.
"The first thing that really inspired me to join the marine corps was the selflessness and support of others... I wasn't born in this country, so to be able to serve and serve others in this country was really meaningful to me," Sindaco says.
Ascend teaches students from kindergarten through high school in the neighborhoods of Brownsville, Canarsie, East New York, and Flatbush.
"It feels really powerful to me to be able to come back to Brooklyn and do the work that I'm so passionate about. It's a connection between myself as an immigrant serving students who are immigrants," Sindaco says.
Sindaco hopes that connection inspires students to serve others, not just on Veterans Day - but every day.