About Guillermo

Advocate.
Public Servant.
Entrepreneur.
A new perspective for Worcester’s future.

MEET GUILLERMO

Advocate. Public Servant. Entrepreneur.
A new perspective for Worcester’s future.

 

Guillermo Creamer Jr. is running for Worcester City Council At-Large because of his love for the city of Worcester and deep commitment to increasing civic engagement among city residents. Guillermo is invested in bringing a fresh new perspective to local government in Worcester as the city embarks on a new stage of living in a post-pandemic era. Guillermo is a local. Attending Elm Park Community School, Nativity School and Bancroft School, he was educated by many of the best teachers Worcester has to offer. As a co-founder of Pay Our Interns, a national nonprofit that has seismically shifted the internship realm throughout the United States, Guillermo has experienced diversity and inclusion firsthand and is committed to bringing those lessons to the city of Worcester.

Guillermo currently works at a nonprofit taking a rigorous approach to furthering civic engagement amongst young people throughout the United States to continue strengthening our democracy. Whether in a professional or personal setting, Guillermo’s passion for inclusivity, civic engagement, and developing elements of equal representation are the core of who he is.

Guillermo is unapologetic about who he is and what lived experiences he brings to the table. Guillermo is a proud openly gay man, Latinx individual, college-drop out, and outspoken national organizer. He was raised by two hard-working South American immigrants in Worcester where finances were always a topic of discussion. Similar to many residents in Worcester, the Creamers were renters in several of Worcester’s numerous triple deckers. From Williams street to Hamilton street, the Creamers moved often to keep up with low rent prices to help with overall spending. After attending Elm Park Community School, Guillermo was accepted into Nativity Worcester where his educational experience put him on the path to Bancroft School. The Catholic mentality has stuck with Guillermo, and is ingrained in his personal moral compass after being confirmed at St. Peters Catholic Church on Main St.

After completing his education at Bancroft School, Guillermo headed to Washington, D.C. where he attended a private institution with the intention of graduating with an undergraduate degree in International Relations. Within two years of living in D.C., it became clear to Guillermo that this private institution cared more about finances than the student as a whole. With little financial accessibility, Guillermo had to make the decision many Americans face throughout the country: to drop out of college due to financial complications. This difficult decision is not a unique one in this country and Guillermo refused to let it define him. Just a few months after he made this decision, Guillermo, alongside a close counterpart, launched Pay Our Interns.

Within a few short years of uphill advocacy, the organization and overall movement reached a pivotal moment: in a bipartisan decision, Congress agreed to allocate over $14 million for intern pay. This success began a series of wins for the organization and a movement throughout the country. To date, Pay Our Interns is responsible for over $50 million in funding allocated for interns in Congress, for all the major 2020 democratic presidential contenders offering paid internships on their campaigns, and for multiple sectors of the workforce being prompted to revisit their internship programs. The organization’s mission is simple, but one that is heavily needed within our society: paying interns increases diversity and inclusion, and thereby breaks down barriers of entry to the workforce.

In July 2018 Guillermo was profiled by the Telegram and Gazette, Guillermo shared his desire to give back to his hometown: “I want to give back, and one of the ways I can do that is by hopping on the political wagon in the area,” he said. “Worcester is where it all started for me. It taught me about the different places in life (people find themselves in).” Guillermo is back, and committed to giving the residents of Worcester a campaign they deserve. Guillermo is ready to serve as a visible member of the community on the Worcester City Council.