The NALCAB Colegio Community Economic Development Fellowship Program

NALCAB’s mission is fulfilled in part through the NALCAB Colegio Community Economic Development Fellowship Program (NALCAB Colegio).  NALCAB is the only national organization that has developed culturally-relevant curricula and training methods specifically aimed at building the capacity of Latino-serving community development and asset building practitioners. Established in 2010, the program 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. The curriculum is specifically designed to help practitioners become more effective leaders through leadership development, technical training and the facilitation of peer networks.

The NALCAB Colegio has graduated 83 Latino Leaders from across the country, representing 61 unique nonprofit organizations in 22 states and the District of Columbia. In addition to joining a diverse national network of Latino leaders, NALCAB Colegio graduates have meaningfully contributed to their organizations and their field, including taking on executive leadership positions.

The NALCAB Colegio Class of 2017

Carlos Acosta

San Antonio, TX

Richard Cisneros

Washington, DC

Monica Cucalon

Atlanta, GA

Roxanna Encarnacion-Robinson

Philadelphia, PA

Carlos Espinoza-Toro

Boston, MA

Jason Estremera

Cleveland, OH

Jose Fernandez

Los Angeles, CA

Armando Ibarra

Brownsville, TX

David Mancera

Oakland, CA

Gimena Olguin

Portland, OR

Angelica Perez

Forest Grove, OR

Ada Recinos

Oakland, CA

Alexis Rios

Bellaire, TX

Rodolfo Rodriguez

Denver, CO

Cesario Ruiz

Watsonville, CA

Melissa Santiago

Philadelphia, PA

Elba Schildcrout

Los Angeles, CA