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Carlos Hernandez

Presently, Carlos directs all cultural programming, office operations, fundraising, board development and volunteer recruitment for the Puerto Rican Arts Alliance. Most recently, Carlos completed PRAA’s $2.5 million capital campaign drive and established an expanded Puerto Rican/Latino cultural center in the Logan Square/Avondale community of Chicago.

Carlos continues to provide key leadership and produces PRAA’s annual Emmy Award Winning National Cuatro Festival; implements its one-of-kind Latin Music Project; directs El Archivo, an archival effort aimed at documenting the historical migration contribution of the Puerto Rican community; guides its Taino Project and the exhibition and studio arts programs, among others.

Carlos R. Hernandez holds a Master in Urban Planning and Policy from the University of Illinois and a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Southern Illinois University.