About: Kilpatrick is an unincorporated community that lies between Alabama State Route 168 and 68. Located in the northeastern corner of Alabama, Kilpatrick is surrounded and supported by other towns in DeKalb County like Crossville, Boaz, and Albertville. A once quiet town has been awoken and populated by Hispanic immigrants and workers of the nearby and recently booming poultry industry. Over the last two decades, the poultry processing plants surrounding Kilpatrick drew in more workers who needed a place to live. Many Hispanic families settled in Kilpatrick and their children go to school in neighboring towns like Crossville, another ENI partner community. A majority of those settling in Kilpatrick are Mexican and Guatemalan. Kilpatrick and DeKalb County have become home to this population of immigrants and have allowed them to flourish into home and business owners of their own.
Fun Fact: Despite this unincorporated community’s small size, Kilpatrick is home to a Hispanic bakery, three Hispanic grocery stores, Mexican restaurants, three Hispanic churches, and many other local businesses!
Meet the Kilpatrick Community Liaison, David Perez
ENI is a community-focused, community-shaped initiative. Community Liaisons act as a resource to help communities shape ENI to fit their needs and wants. If you want to learn more or get involved with ENI, reach out to your Community Liaison.
Reynes David Perez is a resident of Kilpatrick, Alabama, an unincorporated community outside of a small town named Crossville. Aside from his time away at college, he has lived in Kilpatrick his whole life. David is a recent graduate of Troy University where he obtained a Bachelor of Science in Political Science: International Relations with a minor in Philosophy and Religion. He is looking to get a start on his professional career, but he is not without his own experiences which have included a number of things. His first real world experience started with an entry into the United States Marine Corp Reserve which he has been a member of since he graduated from Crossville High School in 2017. All throughout college he worked as a substitute teacher in various schools and was also an enumerator for the United States Census Bureau.