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Luis Gutierrez

Founder & CEO, Latinos Progresando
Luis founded Latinos Progresando in 1998, to serve Chicago’s Pilsen and Little Village communities where he was born and raised, and continues to live today. In 2010, Luis also launched the Marshall Square Resource Network, a highly-localized coalition that has grown from three to more than 45 organizational partners, building the capacity of member agencies to advance integrated solutions in health, education, peace and immigration. Luis has contributed knowledge as a steering committee member of civic organizations like the Chicago Racial Equity Rapid Response Team, Elevated Chicago, Resilient Chicago, and as a member of an AJC delegation of Latino leaders to Israel. Luis was also a member of the Public Safety & Accountability Committee for Mayor Lightfoot’s transition team. Luis serves as the Chief Diversity Officer on the Board of Directors of the ACLU of Illinois, and as a board member of the Lincoln Park Zoo, Esperanza Health Centers and AMPT. Luis received the Leaders for a New Chicago Award from the Field Foundation in 2019, the Hispanic Heritage Leadership Award from the Chicago Bears in 2018, Positive Impact Award from Hispanicize in 2017, and the Excellence in Community Service Award from MALDEF in 2011.