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José Marco-Paredes

Communications and Trainer Specialist

José Marco-Paredes contributes to the implementation of the Forum’s education agenda with specific attention to Latino and immigrant communities by co-managing the Education Acuerdo, a working group of early childhood education community-based organizations. Additionally, he manages Abriendo Puertas/Opening Doors, the nation’s first evidence-based, popular education, program for bilingual parent leaders. José designs and delivers 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 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.