In 2002, Bruce Huynh came to the United States when he was just 12 years old. Growing up in Alum Rock, his family faced many challenges as they struggled through poverty, language barriers, and housing insecurities. For Bruce’s sister's 18th birthday, instead of having a cake or a party like others would, they celebrated by taking a walk to the local library and collecting recyclables along the way. As long as they had each other, that was enough. Since an early age, Bruce Huynh learned the values of hard work, family, and education; these values propelled him to serve students, families and communities his entire life.
In 2013, Bruce finished school at UCLA and returned home to make a difference in our local community. With an interest in public service, Bruce has worked at Working Partnerships USA to connect working families to health resources; he has organized with SEIU to improve the lives of childcare providers. Being on Vice Mayor Magdalena Carrasco's staff, Bruce got to interact with, and learned a lot from East Side San Jose finest leaders.
As a proud product of public education, Bruce knows that his success can be attributed to the strong support of Eastside teachers, mentors, and his family at every step of the way. To this day, Bruce enjoys most being in the classroom, where he's able to pass on knowledge and to share with his students the vision of success. With his experience in and out of the classroom, Bruce is committed to the well-being of our students because he knows what our students are going through.
Bruce believes that the proper role of a school trustee should be to work hand in hand with parents, students, teachers, and community members to ensure that our students go to and from school safely, that they have the best state of the art education that they deserve. No matter where our kids come from, they all deserve the opportunity to shine bright like Bruce knows they can.
Sadly, for those paying attention, the Alum Rock School District has members who seem more concerned with their political advancements, than with the interests of our students. It is time for a change and a breathe of fresh air in Alum Rock. Bruce would be honored to have your support as Bruce embark on the journey to bring back trust and honesty to our community.