Orlando's true calling is serving the community, which is evident with his over 1,700 hours spent volunteering as a tutor, mentor, and role model through City Year's AmeriCorps program from 2014 to 2015. These many hours turned into a career for him as he is now the impact manager for City Year, an education organization that unites young people for a year of serivce in public schools. Orlando is also part of the organization's alumni board and participates in City Year's day of service on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day as the group volunteers throughout the city.
Additionally, Orlando dedicates his free time to volunteering with other local organizations. He serves as a mentor with the YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee Black Achievers Program and is an alumni advisor with Lambda Alpha Upsilon Fraternity, Inc. at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where he shares the importance of education for teenagers and college students. Orlando also serves as a mentor with the Wisconsin National Guard Challenge Academy, where he is paired with a cadet to be a friend, companion, supporter, and role model throughout the cadet's time in the program.
Orlando's vast experience with youth education and volunteering has made him want to d even more. This year, he is creating his own scholarship for young African-American and Hispanic males within Milwaukee Public Schools. While he is still in the planning process, his goal is to create a scholarship by the end of 2019 that will help enable talented, driven, and dedicated young men to further their education and be the change makers of tomorrow. He hopes his dedication and commitment to his community and others will make a lasting impact for generations to come.
To recognize his incredible commitment to the community, The Marcus Corporation donated $1,000 to the charity of Orlando's choice, YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee Black Achievers Program.