National Alliance for Latino Economic Progress (NALEP) Working Group

The Alliance is a partnership of IUPLR, The Center for Community Development and Civil Rights at ASU, Rural Development and Finance Corporation and the National Latino Financial Issues Program.  NALEP seeks to provide the infrastructure to conduct community and policy-relevant research, distribute the findings, offer training and technical assistance and utilize university-based resources to mentor youth to assume leadership positions in wealth and asset building


Working Group Members:

  • David Becerra, Doctoral Student, Arizona State University
  • Ramón Borges-Mendez, Ph.D., University of Massachusetts-Boston
  • Gilberto Cárdenas, Ph.D. Professor and Director, ILS, University of Notre Dame
  • Zoraima Díaz, Ph.D. Candidate, Brandeis University
  • Roberto G. Gonzalez, Ph.D. Candidate, University of California, Irvine
  • Maria Gurrola, Ph.D. Student, Arizona State University
  • Ramona Hernández, Ph.D., Professor and Director Dominican Studies Institute
  • Mark López, Ph.D., University of Maryland College Park
  • Edwin Melendez, Ph.D., Professor, The New School
  • Lisa Montoya, Ph.D., Assistant Dean, University of Texas, San Antonio
  • Lisa Peñaloza, Ph.D., University of Utah
  • Alex Perilla, Director, Center for Community Development & Civil Rights, ASU
  • Barbara Robles, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Arizona State University
  • Andrés Torres, Ph.D., Senior Researcher, Hunter College
  • Abel Valenzuela, Ph.D. Director, Center for the Study of Urban Poverty
  • Alliance partially funded by the Annie E. Casey Foundation.