Former program manager, Javier Rojo, is already attending classes at the Princeton University Woodrow Wilson School of Public Policy in New Jersey. He worked at the Center for two and half years.
Joining CSC as Associate Director is Lehua López. Lehua has a long career in NGO management, fundraising, programs, nonprofit training, and policy issues. A native Hawaiian, Lehua brings 40 years of nonprofit experience to the Center. She has a master’s degree in cultural anthropology from the University of New Mexico and has been an instrumental founding director of numerous NGO organizations, including The Native Lands Institute: Research and Policy Analysis (an indigenous technical assistance organization), 1000 Friends of New Mexico (a nonprofit that was devoted to sound land and water-use planning), and most recently, Ho`omalu Ka`u (a native Hawaiian archival and cultural preservation group). “It’s quite an honor working with such a progressive staff who are all passionate about assisting indigenous and Chicano/Mexicano communities,” she said.