Instituto's President and CEO, Juan Salgado, was selected this September to be a member of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation's MacArthur Fellows class of 2015.
Juan was recognized along with 23 others who the MacArthur Foundation President Julia Stasch describes as "24 delightfully diverse MacArthur Fellows [who] are shedding light and making progress on critical issues, pushing the boundaries of their fields, and improving our world in imaginative, unexpected ways...Their work, their commitment, and their creativity inspire us all."
Check out the work that Juan and Instituo are doing, highlighted in the recent press surrounding the announcement:
- MacArthur Foundation Announcement
- ThinkProgress on Latino immigrants and the economy featuring Salgado discussing how Instituto's work can create economic momentum for many families by giving them access to a better education.
- DNAinfo, on Latino mobility looking at how Instituto is helping to make the american dream achievable for Chicago's Latino community.