If you could have dinner with 1 person who you regard as a leader, who would it be and why?

I would have dinner with Frida Kahlo because she has been one of the greatest Hispanic influential women and I admire the way she used her art to protest.

What motivates you to create social impact?

Creating social impact makes me feel passionate about life, as it allows me to give a step forward towards changing the world around me.

Host Site Overview

DC believes in the power, drive and daring of local entrepreneurs to transform their lives and revitalize their low-income neighborhoods. By building relationships with partners in the communities we serve, we can identify and train local entrepreneurs, there by building neighborhood economies from within.

Host Site Project

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Midtown Global Market. NDC has managed the small business incubator since its inception. The organization has traditionally covered its mission costs-technical assistance to business owners, free music programming, marketing and events at the Market through fundraising efforts. Other opportunities have presented to create new revenue streams with the growth in the popularity of the Market as a site for experiential learning. It is a sought after location for meetings for local organizations, corporations and emerging neighborhood groups. Along with this increase in popularity, the workload of coordinating this effort has also increased. The Fellow would support this work at the Market. NDC also needs to address succession planning as current employees near retirement. The Fellow would increase staff capacity to research, create processes and strategies necessary for growing existing programming into an Events, Marketing and Conference Services department of the Market’s management team. Policies and procedures would be created to ensure that new employees to the Market’s staff could succeed at continuing the work.