The NALCAB Pete Garcia Community Economic Development Fellowship Program

NALCAB’s mission is fulfilled in part through the NALCAB Pete Garcia Community Economic Development Fellowship Program (Pete Garcia Fellowship). 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 facilitating peer networks.

The NALCAB Pete Garcia Fellowship has graduated 117 Latino Leaders from across the country, representing 73 unique nonprofit organizations in 24 states and the District of Columbia. In addition to joining a diverse national network of Latino leaders, NALCAB Pete Garcia Fellowship graduates have meaningfully contributed to their organizations and their field, including taking on executive leadership positions.

¡Meet the Class of 2019!

Cindy Adame

East LA Community Corporation

Rocio Andrade

El Pajaro CDC

Elias Barocio, Jr

Hollister Migrant Center

Jonathan Barona

Austin Community Foundation

Mileyka Burgos

South Florida CDC

Diana Cada

Hispanic Federation

Celina Castro-Saelao


Luz Contreras


Gloria C. Glassco


Carolin Jimenez


Gustavo Martinez


Aldo Medina Martinez

Hacienda CDC

Yasnay Montalvo

Branches, Inc.

Lucia Obregon


Rosie Papazian

New Economics for Women

Jacquelyn Ramos


Alondra Rodriguez


Angelica Rufino