Milwaukee, WI – In a press Release this week, Centro Hispano Milwaukee has announced the resignation of Executive Director Toni Rivera-Joachin effective February 20, 2019 after a tenure at the organization of 5 years. Centro Hispano advocates on behalf of Latinos and the socially and economically challenged, offering programs in education, housing and human services to improve quality of life for families, children, youth, and the aging; promotes cultural, racial and linguistic understanding; and community planning and development supportive of social and economic equity.
“Toni has demonstrated unparalleled passion and commitment to both Centro Hispano Milwaukee and the Latino community in general. She has worked tirelessly during her many years of service in Milwaukee to help provide an improved quality of life to the thousands of clients served through the agency’s programs. Toni reflects what true community leadership means and the Board of Directors wishes her immense success in her future endeavors.” Julio Maldonado, President of the Board of Directors for Centro Hispano Milwaukee.
Ms. Rivera-Joachin has announced that she has accepted the Executive Director position of Families & Schools Together (FAST) in Madison, WI and will begin that position on March 4, 2019. “I was blessed and humbled to lead this amazing organization in my childhood community,” Rivera-Joachin said. “My family personally benefited from the services and programs of Centro Hispano and this inspired me to jump in to help at such a critical time. Centro Hispano means so much to Latinos and immigrants in our community that come here to establish roots, attain their version of the American dream and contribute to a better society through opportunities for work, language acquisition, education, personal development and housing as their bridge to self-sufficiency.”