FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Sofia Darsin, [email protected]
WASHINGTON, DC NONPROFIT LEADER CHOSEN FOR NATIONAL LATINO FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM
Washington, DC (1/31/2023) - The National Association for Latino Community Asset Builders (NALCAB) recently announced that Sofia Darsin has been named a 2023 NALCAB Pete Garcia Community Economic Development fellow. Sofia currently serves as the Grants and Evaluations Associate at the Latino Economic Development Center (LEDC).
The Pete Garcia Community Economic Development Fellowship is a year-long leadership training program for Latino leaders from around the country. This year, 18 professionals were selected for this prestigious program that aims to cultivate future Latino leaders. More information about the program can be viewed at: https://nalcab.org/services/pete-garcia-fellowship/
Established in 2010, the Fellowship was developed to ensure that next generation Latino leaders build the practical, personal, and professional skills needed to fill the increasing leadership gap in the community economic development field. It provides mid-career Latino practitioners specialized professional development training that prepares them to become strong executive director candidates at non-profits that serve the Latino communities.
The NALCAB Pete Garcia Fellowship has graduated 169 program participants from across the country, representing 110 unique nonprofit organizations in 24 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.
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 45 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 Latino Economic Development Corporation (LEDC) is a non-profit, tax-exempt (501(c)(3) status) community development organization founded in 1991. LEDC’s mission is to serve as a catalyst that drives 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, acquire business and personal assets, create generational wealth, and become leaders in their communities.