The Association of Latinos/as/xs Motivating Action (ALMA) has hired its first executive director.
Manuel Hernandez will step into the role, according to a press release. The statement describes Hernandez as "a Puerto Rican New York City native and now proud Chicagoan [who] brings with him nearly a decade of experience in organizational leadership, fund development and community building." He began his career as a math educator and later moved into higher education administration. He has worked for various institutions in upholding their commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including Hampshire College (in Massachusetts) and, most recently, the University of Chicago's Office of Business Diversity.
Hernandez "will help in building ALMA's organizational capacity and strengthening our partnerships, engagement, and commitment to the communities we serve," according to the statement.
For more information, visit www.almachicago.org/ .