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José Marco-Paredes

Director of Civic Engagement

José Marco-Paredes is the Forum's Director of Civic Engagement.  José oversees the Forum's advocacy and policy work in Housing and Immigration, and the organization's external affairs. He also oversees and convenes the Illinois Latino Agenda 2.0, the largest coalition of Latino leaders in Illinois that work to advance the economic, political, and social prosperity of the Latino community. In addittion, he is responsible for the Multicultural Leadership Academy, a leadership program that brings together African American and Latino leaders.

José has a master's degree in Corporate Communication from IE Business School, and a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Cardenal Herrera CEU, in Valencia, Spain, where he served as a political reporter for public and private radio stations for a decade.

Contact José via email at jmarco-paredes@latinopolicyforum.org or call 312-770-0188.