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It’s not how much you have that makes people look up to you, it’s who you are.

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I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.

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Heroes didn’t leap tall buildings or stop bullets with an outstretched hand; they didn’t wear boots and capes. They bled, and they bruised, and their superpowers were as simple as listening, or loving. Heroes were ordinary people who knew that even if their own lives were impossibly knotted, they could untangle someone else’s. And maybe that one act could lead someone to rescue you right back.

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What should young people do with their lives today? Many things, obviously. But the most daring thing is to create stable communities in which the terrible disease of loneliness can be cured.

         – Kurt Vonnegut, Palm Sunday

No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main. If a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as well as if a manor of thy friend’s or of thine own were: any man’s death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind, and therefore never send to know for whom the bells tolls; it tolls for thee.

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Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.

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Everything is connected, no one thing can change by itself.

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Life has a way of testing a person’s will, either by having nothing happen at all or by having everything happen as once.

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Be Brave. Take Risks. Nothing can substitute experience.

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Do. Or do not. There is no try.

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“One Minute With…” Edyn Chalcu, Senior Project Accountant

December 20, 2023

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“One Minute With…” Edyn Chalcu, Senior Project Accountant


Edyn Chalcu is a Senior Project Accountant at Core Investments, Inc. He joined the company in September 2023.


What do you actually do for Core?

I work as an accountant. I do financial reporting, bank reconciliations, and different types of reporting based on my portfolio. I also work very closely with the development team. I make sure they process all invoices and expenses in our system based on the ongoing work on-site. We have a project with ACORE Capital [a Core Investments investor partner], and I do monthly draws with a disbursement request and send it to them to be able to get the funds so we can pay invoices. 

What did you do before Core?

I was working in real estate as well, for HYM [Investment Group] for almost four years. That was my first job here in the U.S. I’m actually from Guatemala and moved here four and a half years ago with my family. Tom [O’Brien, managing partner of HYM] gave me the opportunity to work for them. I worked there as a project accountant for the Suffolk Downs project. I wasn’t looking for a job, but a recruiter reached out to me for this opportunity, so I decided to join Core and I like it.

Where did you go to school?

I went to school in Guatemala. I have a bachelor’s degree in public accounting and auditing. I studied there at Mariano Galvez University in Guatemala City. I studied for a full six years, and after that I had to do three tests to be able to get my degree there.

And where did you grow up?

I grew up in a small town Sololá, it’s like a state, not in the city. It’s three hours’ driving from Guatemala City. I speak Spanish, English, and the Mayan language, my first language.

Where do you live now?

I live in Somerville. We just bought a house with my family. We moved in a month ago. I have three kids and my wife. She works for a nonprofit organization — Mil Milagros [“A Thousand Miracles”] that helps people in Guatemala. 

What do you like to do when you’re not working?

I like going to the gym, working out. I like to enjoy time with my kids. My oldest son is 9, and my daughter is 7 this month. My youngest son is 2 years and 10 months.

What’s a favorite place of yours in the Boston area?

I like to go to Boston Common. It’s nice over there. We normally go with the kids. It’s a huge park, and they like it.

Is there anything else new in your life?

Well, we just bought the house, which we are so excited about. That’s something new, and starting a new job here at Core, that’s something really great too. Another thing is I just became a U.S. Citizen two months ago.

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