The team subtitle.
Strategies and Challenges in the Retention of Latino Talent in Grand Rapids
2017 – DR. ROBERT RODRIGUEZ
Dr. Robert Rodriguez specializes in enterprise diversity strategy planning; employee resource group optimization; and Latino talent management programs.
The Future of Ñ in Grand Rapids
2016 – DENISE SOLER COX
Denise Soler Cox is a social entrepreneur and filmmaker who produced Project Ñ, a documentary film exploring the idea that first-generation American born Latinos or ñs, share a distinct identity, shaped by their experience growing up between two cultures.
I am involved with the LCC because I want to continue to connect the dots in the community and help people reach their potential. Together, we can and will make a difference. Si se puede!
Being in the LCC has allowed me to grow and contribute in the context of authentic relationships within the amazing latinx community of greater Grand Rapids. The LCC is a unique and warm group of people that has helped me find my place and is involved in thoughtful and important work that I am so proud to be a part of.
I joined the LCC because of relationship and advocacy. LCC provided me a space to build strong, authentic relationships with Latinos who’s personal mission and vision is to advocate for our Latinx community within institutions…together creating change.
Sergio Cira Reyes
I joined the LCC because I believe in the enormous potential of our people and our institutions. I love steering our work toward a dignified quality of life, leading with our experience, our culture, and talent as our strengths.
The LCC is how I got connected in Grand Rapids—it’s how I found my community. I stay involved because we all deserve to be surrounded by a network of people who care about us, and are working for our success in a world that so often pushes us down.
The Latino Community Coalition provides a place where I can just be. I can speak Spanish, great people like I would in my own family and now, to be a part of the committee means I get to offer space to the next leaders to just be who they are and bring their full selves.