Longtime Wilmington community leader Sergio Carrillo tells the heartwarming story of how his parents both immigrated from Mexico to Wilmington, where they met, fell in love, and had a family.

May 5, 2021
Stories of L.A. Harbor Area: For Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow (SOLAHA) oral history project

Vol. II, No. 50 Sergio Carillo Sergio reveals story of his parents emigrating to California from Mexico, their courage, fortitude and love of family and community

It’s ‘Cinco de Mayo” (see note below) and timely memories from Sergio Carillo “Native son” of Wilmington, California about his parents who emigrated from Mexico to California many decades ago. They are his “heroes” for their strong work ethic, dedication to family, and appreciation of the U.S.A.

Sergio has 25 years of experience in local government and public advocacy founding his own company Carrillo Strategies, a Los Angeles based minority-owned and political consulting firm specializing in public affairs, governmental and media relations, and community engagement. Through his own arduous and sincere effort he has achieved part of the “American Dream” and makes his family and community proud.

He is active in many service organizations including board of Los Angeles .Harbor Area Cemetery District (Wilmington) with many Civil War veterans interred at the site. He is past president of both the Wilmington Chamber of Commerce and Wilmington Boys and Girl Club board of directors; and believes “giving back” by supporting their mission with countless hours of service and sharing the joy from seeing how young lives can be changed and hope on the horizon.

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