LaVoz
In English
En Español
In English
En Español
 
  Around the City
  Arts & Entertainment
  Automundo
  Business
  Classifieds
  Commentary
  Community
  Education
  El Mundo
  Environment
  From the Publisher
  Health
  Immigration
  La Vida Latina
  La Voz Special Editions
  La Voz NAHP Awards
  Letter to the Editor
  Mis Recuerdos
  My Money
  Nuestra Gente
  Of Special Interest
  Politics
  Pueblo/Southern Colorado
  Que Pasa
  Sports
  Student of the Week
  Technology
  Vecinos
  Where Are They Now?
  Archives
  Home
 
 
Carlos Martinez
 
 

By Staff
news@lavozcolorado.com
 
04/08/2015

Profile
Carlos Martinez was born and raised in Los Angeles. He graduated from Gardena High School in 1981 then graduated from Cal State University (Dominguez Hill) in 1986. Martinez majored in business administration and opened up a business soon after graduation called Quality Office Supplier. In 1988 Martinez joined a consulting firm called Lopez Lusk & Associates helping out businesses with internal management. He then joined a company, Bienestar, as executive director, a new nonprofit that addressed the HIV/aids community. In 1991 he joined the National Association of Hispanic Elderly headquartered in California, with 16 regional offices across the country. Martinez was also hired to help with internal management and launch a leadership program for young Latinos in the field of aging. During this time, Martinez worked on his Masters in (gerontology). He later joined the American Society on Aging, in San Francisco. In 1995 he moved to Boston to lead La Alianza Hispana –a community center that provided public health/employment/senior center/elderly and mental health services. He was later hired by United Way of Massachusettes Bay as vice president of community investments. In 2002 Martinez returned to Fresno as executive director of the Fresno Art Museum and to care for his ill mother. In 2008 Martinez moved to Colorado and became the CEO of the GLTB Community Center and in early 2014 was hired by the Latino Community Foundation of Colorado as its executive director. Martinez enjoys visiting museums and galleries during his free time as well as cooking.

About Latino Community Foundation of Colorado

The Latino Community Foundation of Colorado was founded in 2007 by community leaders and the Rose Community Foundation. Martinez oversees a staff of 10. Martinez adds, “This foundation is able to keep its focus on the big picture, changing the narrative for Latinos by bringing people together.”

High School Experience

A self-proclaimed B student, Martinez recalls high school as a stepping stone to college. His counselor discouraged him from pursuing college and advised him to enroll in a trade school, Martinez enrolled in college and eventually completed a masters program.

Message to Youth

“Never be afraid to take risks and put yourself out there. Never be afraid to open the door to do something you want to explore – even if you don’t have support.”

Last Word

“Never doubt the change you can make. I have always put myself out there, I’ve been afraid. Do things to learn and help others. Also, my mother used to say, “The only thing you take with you, when you die, is your reputation.”

 

 

 

 

 
Click on our advertising links for:
SERVICE DIRECTORY
CLASSIFIEDS
La Voz
'You Tube Videos'
An EXCLUSIVE La Voz Bilingue interview
with President Barack Obama
Pulsa aquí para más episodios

Follow La Voz on:

Tweeter FaceBook Tweeter
POLL QUESTION

 

© 2017 La Voz Bilingüe. All Rights Reserved.

Advertising | Media Kit | Contact Us | Disclaimer

12021 Pennsylvania St., #201, Thornton, CO 80241, Tel: 303-936-8556, Fax: 720-889-2455

 
Site Powered By: Multimedia X