Everyday Job Hero Nominees

Catherine Morneault



Catherine Morneault goes above and beyond for her students and their success. All of her students know that she supports them and treata them with dignity. That is why she is a everyday hero. She has a clothing drive for students so they will know how to dress interviews. She brings fruits and vegetables from her own garden, so students could have fresh food. She also provides materials for her students in class as well as books that the parents can use with their children. She doesn't just stop there; she has also helped some students have furniture. Some of her students are asylees who need things for their home, and Catherine has taken the time and her connections to help find items for them.


Catherine’s impact is one student at a time. She is changing the experiences of students lives in this country. She is restoring their dignity and their perspective of themselves and giving them hope for a bright future.


Onel Torres

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Onel Torres is a young adult that started as an apprentice repairing phones and has now built 2 high-end cell phone repair stores in Miami where he is offering young people without a degree like him, the opportunity to own their own franchise with his mentorship.


Onel developed a 2 year on the job training that he offers all his employees and after completion he helps them get their own store.

Jorge Otalora

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Jorge Otalora immigrated to the United States from his native Colombia over 10 years ago and transitioned his adult career pathway into the Construction Safety arena and currently is Division Safety Director for HOAR Construction, Major General Contractor in the greater Washington, DC metro area.


By Jorge being a bilingual professional in the OSHA Safety arena, his commitment to the Latino workforce and workforce in general when it comes to ALL things Safety is paramount. Jorge knows the facts on how Latino’s have the highest incidents of injuries and fatalities in the job site and is passionate and committed to ensuring that Safety on the job site is a priority.