• Multicultural Speaker Series ft. Franklin Guerrero – “Bridging the Degree Divide: Latinos Dream for

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    January 10, 2019
    Who: The Greater Quad Cities Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is hosting this multicultural speaker series. Sponsored by Eastern Iowa Community College District, Black Hawk College and WQPT as our media sponsor.
    What: This Speakers Series is on the realization of a more perfect union requires an America with greater equality and equity to education that translate into greater knowledge and financial capital. By providing access to information and opportunities we can secure stronger communities and lives full of meaning and purpose.
    When: January 17, 2019
               Time: 7:45 AM - 9:30 AM CST
    Where:  Hotel Blackhawk
                      200 E 3rd St, Davenport, IA 52801
    Why: Our aim for this series to provide an opportunity for individuals and organizations to engage diverse residents and employees from multiple sectors in the Quad Cities region, broaden their networks, and enhance their awareness of diversity issues.
    About our Speaker: Franklin Guerrero
    Mr. Guerrero is responsible for developing strategic funding and partnership opportunities to support HSF’s mission and increase the organization’s impact. Prior to joining HSF, he was Vice President, Chief Development and Communications Officer for Project HOPE a $100M global health development and humanitarian assistance organization. Mr. Guerrero was part of the team responsible for over $22M in annual revenue and the organization’s communications strategies and outreach.
    He also served as Senior Director of Development for Individual and Major Gifts at USA for UNHCR in Washington DC. He has substantial expertise in leading global fundraising campaigns and cultivating successful partnerships with corporations, institutions, nongovernmental organizations and advocacy
    Mr. Guerrero also had a senior level tenure in senior leadership positions at the Missouri based nongovernmental organization, Children International, including as Vice President of Development and Advancement. During his career, Mr. Guerrero has raised more than $100M for nonprofit causes.
    Mr. Guerrero has served on a number of nonprofit boards, including: Latino Youth Center, Centro Sin Fronteras, and Bethany Immigrant Defense Fund, where he did community organizing in Chicago and helped with education events, health fairs, and ESL classes for immigrants. Franklin currently serves on the board of directors of The Nature Power Foundation in the Dominican Republic.
    A native of San Juan, Puerto Rico, he holds a Master of Divinity from Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary at Northwestern University in Illinois and graduated with honors with a BA in Social Sciences, Justice and Legal Systems from the Universidad Del Sagrado Corazon in Puerto Rico.
    He has been awarded the Portico Medal by the Universidad Del Sagrado Corazon and was selected as 2008 Alumni. He has also been recognized and featured in a number of publications within the United States.
    “When I completed my high school education, my sister took me with her to look at the campus of our college and it was an “aha” moment for me. As I crossed through the gates of learning and opportunity I found equity, power and prosperity. Serving HSF gives me a sense of homecoming, helping people like me, like my family and my kids. It also gives me joy to a member of this team and experience, first-hand, the power of helping the next generation of Hispanic students achieve its full promise, which at HSF, becomes very tangible, one diploma at a time!” — Franklin Guerrero

    Janessa Calderon, Event Assistant
    (563) 214-5160