"A culture of celebrating cultures"
Blue Shield is proud to support our members, people, and communities who are of Hispanic and Latin American descent all year round, and who we celebrate during Hispanic Heritage Month, September 15–October 15.
“Pride in work and culture motivates me to move forward when we are challenged, struggling, and drained. It’s a reflection of us as individuals and as a culture. My parents would be disappointed if I gave up. They raised me to be prideful, humble, and hardworking. Pride for me is the ability to stand on the shoulders of those who came before me.” -Daniel Rivas
Leaving something behind for those who come after us is one of the goals of Alex Luevano, Community Connector and Health Advocate. Alex works in partnership with L.A. Care Health Plan to connect individuals among underserved communities (with or without health insurance) to the resources they need for their overall well-being beyond physical health. He wants “everyone to feel supported and like they are getting the help they need.”
Alex advocates for community members as if they were his own family.
“You have to have passion for what you do and do it with compassion — caring and helping your fellow man. At the end of the day when I go home, I feel good about myself… It’s all about making a difference in the community.” He continues that, “the only way to make change is to be a part of it.”
Alex celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month by volunteering with some local kids in East Los Angeles, sweeping their community running path that surrounds a neighborhood cemetery. He’s also partnered with council members to make improvements in the neighborhood and leave it better for the next generations. A cause he gladly volunteers his free time for and calls his “labor of love.”
“No barrier cannot be broken,” he concludes, “and there’s nothing you cannot accomplish. As long as there’s a commitment and desire to make a change, anything is possible.”
Our people, including Cesilia, Araceli, Olga, Daniel, and Alex, are committed to making a difference, which, “at the end of the day,” Daniel says, “making a difference and giving back to our community is why we do what we do.” As is the ability to, “work for an organization that recognizes our diversity in membership and has a culture of celebrating cultures.”
If you’re interested in joining the Blue Shield team, we’re looking for talented people like you. Look into our available career opportunities and apply!