Isidro Garza, Jr., a founding member of End of Cycle with Ulysses “JR”” Williams, recognized that a major part of our population is in prison or has a family member that has been or is still incarcerated.

A ’73 mechanical engineer, graduate from Texas A&M, started as a farmworker picking the crop in Texas, Michigan, and Ohio. He marched with Cesar E. Chavez in protest to the killing of Ruffino Contreras by the rancher where he picked lettuce in Calexico, California, and now sits on the Cesar E. Chavez Legacy and Educational Foundation. Shown here in the 2017 March for Justice in which a nephew of Cesar Chavez was the grand marshal which attracted 40,000 to 50,000 marchers in San Antonio, Texas.

Isidro has been a member of LULAC, the League of United Latin American Citizen for half of the 90 year life of the oldest Hispanic civil rights organization in the nation. He was named LULAC Man of the Year in 2017 in recognition for his accomplished service to LULAC particularly in Education. In 2019 he received the LULAC Heroes Award.

He is known for being a coalition builder bringing together people of diverse backgrounds and at times opposing political agendas and finding the common ground that unites us all as Americans, our common core values of God, family, service to others and our unyielding love for justice, peace and liberty.

Through End of Cycle, Isidro, an educator, plans to develop and implement programs that help students acquire self-esteem and pride by making clear the various paths available, the consequences and benefits of them, and guide them to make the right choices because it is what they choose to do.

End of Cycle is the brain child of Pastor Ulysses “J.R.” Williams. He