Cynthia Brito, a civil rights paralegal at HSPRD, has been selected as one of 2015’s most influential Latinos of Chicago. Cynthia is one of twelve people to receive this recognition. She will be featured in the Latino Leaders Magazine, the national magazine of successful American Latinos. Cindy has worked on multiple high impact litigation cases including Lewis v.City of Chicago, a historic race discrimination case involving 6,000 African American firefighter applicant class members, as well as several international civil rights cases involving the rights of migrant workers.
Apart from the work she does at HSPRD, Cynthia, is the president of Dare to Dream: Get Educated, a non-profit organization that works with middle school and high school Latinas to encourage and support their efforts to graduate from high school, to encourage college enrollment, and to introduce them to college and career role models. She is also a co-founder of L@YAL, the first Latino youth led community organization in DuPage County which addresses various issues on immigration, reproductive justice, and access to education.