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José Marco-Paredes

Senior Policy and Communications Analyst

José Marco-Paredes contributes to the implementation of the Forum’s education agenda with specific attention to Latino and immigrant communities by leading the Forum's City advocacy and convening the Education Acuerdo, a group of early childhood education community-based organizations. By working together to develop and execute a common policy agenda, the Forum helps build the policymaking and advocacy capacity of Latino ECE organizations. Additionally, Jose leads the Forum's education family engagement outreach by designing and delivering bilingual trainings and workshops in advocacy and storytelling. He also works with the communication’s team to develop relationships with Spanish and English media outlets and coordinate various media opportunities. José is also in charge of the Forum's translations Eng-Spa.

José has a journalistic background. His work has been featured in Radio Nacional de España, Onda Cero Radio, El Mundo newspaper, WBEZ (Chicago Public Radio), and HOY Chicago, where he wrote a series about the consequences of the Illinois budget crisis in the non-profit sector. 

José has a Master's in Corporate Communication from IE Business School and a BA in Journalism from Cardenal Herrera CEU, in Valencia, Spain.

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