We all face adversity in life. But few of us will ever face anything as serious as being a homeless high school student living all alone out of our car.
Today, at 28 years old, Israel Lopez is a successful business attorney and CEO of the Chins Up Foundation. But his life looked a lot differently just one decade ago. No one in society expected Israel to do anything with his life – except Israel himself. But thanks to liberty, that’s all the only permission Israel needed to excel in life and “do his thing.” And now, both Israel and the greater community are benefiting in beautiful ways as a result!
You don’t want to miss this most inspiring conversation in Episode 25 of The Do Your Thing Podcast!
Israel Lopez is a business attorney and founder of the Chins Up Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering children with effective communication skills through the exchange of letters with collegiate-level student athletes.
Israel is originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where he had very humble beginnings and even experienced homelessness while in high school. He was awarded an NCAA Division II scholarship at Concordia University in Saint Paul, Minnesota, from where he graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree after majoring in political science and writing.
Israel went on to obtain his Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Wisconsin – Madison Law School. It was while he was in law school that Israel founded the Chins Up Foundation with fellow law student Matthew Leffler and former Wisconsin Women’s Basketball player Kelly Supernaw.
Israel has a passion for making a difference in every community he’s a part of – and he certainly made an impact on Pursuit Nation in podcast Episode 25!
Israel’s “Must Read” books: The Bible (NIV)
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