2013 Latino Heritage Local Heroes
Orson Aguilar is the executive director of the Greenlining Institute, one of the nation's largest multi-ethnic public-policy nonprofit organizations. Greenlining conducts research, advocates for better public policies and trains young leaders. Orson has been recognized by the New Leaders Council, Latino Leaders Magazine, La Opinion, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute and Silicon Valley Latino.
Rose Amador-Le Beau
Rose Amador-Le Beau is president and CEO of Center for Training and Careers Inc. (CTC) and has served CTC for over 30 years. CTC's charter is to provide employment and education programs to residents of Santa Clara County. Under Rose's leadership, CTC has been recognized nationally and internationally for its unique and innovative programming and private sector collaborations. CTC is an affiliate of the National Council of La Raza.
Stephanie Bravo is founder and president of StudentMentor.org. As a result of her meeting with President Obama and White House officials, StudentMentor.org and the White House launched a partnership in 2012 to shed more light on the critical issue of improving college completion and preparing students for the workforce of tomorrow. Stephanie is also a fellow of the National Hispana Leadership Institute.
María Marroquín serves as executive director of the Day Worker Center of Mountain View, whose mission includes connecting workers and employers in a safe and supportive environment. María oversees daily operations at the center and serves as liaison with local employers and the community. She is also in her second term as president of the board of directors of the National Day Laborer Organizing Network.
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