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Contact: Jaime Segui-Asad,
Washington, D.C. Nonprofit Leader Chosen for National Latino Executive Leadership Program
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – The National Association for Latino Community Asset Builders (NALCAB) recently announced that Emi Reyes has been selected for the inaugural class of the 2023 Latino Executive Advancement & Development (LEAD) Fellowship. Emi Reyes currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer at Latino Economic Development Center (LEDC).
The LEAD Fellowship is a thirteen-month long leadership training program exclusively for Latino CEOs, Presidents and Executive Directors from around the country. This year, 9 professionals were selected for this prestigious executive-level program presented in partnership with the Cisneros Hispanic Leadership Institute at The George Washington University (GW).
Launched earlier this year, NALCAB’s LEAD Fellowship was developed with an emphasis on community development through a Latino-focused lens, to allow participants the opportunity to expand their viewpoints and to encourage collaboration to tackle multi-layered problems related to racial and economic equity, advancement, and activism. LEAD Fellows will learn best practices for combating systemic racism and leadership principles that have deep connections to the work they do.
The fellowship includes curriculum focused on effective communication, cultural intelligence, organizational culture, critical thinking, and leadership theory. More information about the program can be viewed HERE.
The Latino Economic Development Center (LEDC) is a non-profit, tax-exempt community development organization founded in 1991. LEDC’s mission is to drive the economic and social advancement of low- to moderate-income Latinos and other underserved communities by equipping them with the skills and tools to achieve financial independence and become leaders in their communities of Washington D.C., Maryland, Virginia, and Puerto Rico. We achieve our mission through small business development and lending, homeownership group education and individual counseling, and affordable housing preservation.
The National Association for Latino Community Asset Builders (NALCAB) is the hub of a national network of 200+ member organizations that are anchor institutions in geographically and ethnically diverse Latino communities in 46 states, Washington DC and Puerto Rico. NALCAB supports its member institutions through funding, training, research and advocacy, enabling them to invest in their communities by building affordable housing, ensuring equitable neighborhood development, supporting small business growth, and providing financial counseling on issues including credit building and homeownership. As a grantmaker and US Treasury certified CDFI lender with offices in San Antonio and Washington DC, the NALCAB Network serves hundreds of thousands of low- and moderate-income people, advancing economic equity and inclusivity in the communities we serve.
The Gil Cisneros Hispanic Leadership Institute draws on the intellectual strength of The George Washington University and the resources of the nation’s capital to serve as a nexus for Latino-centered scholarship, leadership, and community engagement. The Cisneros Institute’s data-driven research and analysis facilitates creative approaches to the most pressing contemporary issues, and its culturally competent approach to leadership development equips Latinos at all life stages with the tools to engage, lead, and make a difference in their communities.