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From Undocumented Busboy To Counselor Of Immigrant Entrepreneurs

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When Beto Yarce first came to the U.S., he took a job bussing tables at a Mexican restaurant, despite his college degree. Over time, he used his advantages to get ahead and build a successful business, but along the way he saw many others that didn't have those advantages. The lack of English skills in particular was a handicap, and Yarce knew he could help.

Soon he was running volunteer workshops, helping immigrants to get the skills and guidance they needed to negotiate the unfamiliar American system. Today he is the director of Ventures, a microbusiness development org providing low-income Seattle entrepreneurs with access to capital and other services. In 2017 alone, they helped launched 225 businesses. You can read Yarce's remarkable story, and what he's doing to give back to his community, here.

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