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The Last Word: Pasos for Oak Cliff’s Jesse Acosta on Brush with Netflix Fame

Acosta and his co-founder, Alejandra Zendejas, are a sneakerhead couple who instill confidence in children across Oak Cliff and Texas by giving them free new pairs of sneakers, with the students nominated by their schools for the nonprofit gifts. According to D's Catherine Wendlandt, Pasos for Oak Cliff has given over 2,100 pairs of sneakers to kids so far. Acosta, a teacher at Kimball High School, co-launched the nonprofit after noticing that many economically disadvantaged students wear worn hand-me-downs.