Fall 2012

Fall 2012 Diversity Events

The Center for Professional Development’s is pleased to co-sponsor diversity speaker events at NECC.

Hispanics in America: The Next Successful Immigrant Group

Juan Rangel, Chief Executive Officer for the United Neighborhood Organization Tuesday, October 9, 2012 12:00—1:30, TC103AB, Haverhill Campus

Join Juan Rangel for a presentation on why he believes that Hispanics have the potential to be the next successful immigrant group in America. In a recent article in the Wall Street Journal, Mr. Rangel states that “Hispanics must be challenged to take full advantage of American possibilities through civic participation and deep investments in family, neighborhoods, and education.”

Photo of Juan RangelJuan Rangel is the Chief Executive Officer for the United Neighborhood Organization (UNO), metropolitan Chicago’s largest Hispanic community-based organization. Since becoming CEO in 1996, Mr. Rangel has greatly increased the scope and impact of UNO, expanding activities within the city of Chicago, as well as among the quickly-growing suburban Hispanic communities, building on the success that UNO had reached in its first decade of community organizing. In doing so, Mr. Rangel has sought to refine UNO’s mission to better represent its Hispanic constituents, honoring its immigrant roots and values, challenging it to reach its full potential, guiding it to fulfill its aspirations, facilitating and accelerating its assimilation as our nation’s newest Americans. In 2001, Mr. Rangel co-developed the Metropolitan Leadership Institute (MLI), aimed at engaging young Hispanic professionals in the public arena, including political, corporate, governmental and non-profit spheres. The MLI is a year-long training program which incorporates UNO’s 20+ years of community organizing experience towards the development of Hispanic leaders within metropolitan Chicago. Among his accomplishments as CEO, Mr. Rangel opened the Octavio Paz Charter School in 1998, successfully demonstrating that all children can indeed learn given an environment of high expectations and accountability for students, faculty, and staff alike. Since then, UNO has opened a total of nine campuses including its first high-school and its first campus outside of Illinois in New Orleans, LA. For additional details about this event, contact Judith Kamber, Dean of Professional Development, at 978-556-3955 or jkamber@necc.mass.edu. Co-sponsored by: The Center for Professional Development in collaboration with the White Fund Enlightment Series