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Armando Hernandez

Title: Director of Community Programs
Department: Community Programs
Bio: Armando Hernandez oversees The Community Programs Department that houses workforce development, financial services, and youth programs.
Here are the specific programs that make up the Department of Community Programs:

Youth Programs: Latino Men and Boys and Oakland Youth Engaged
Workforce Development, Adult: Career Center, Sector Access, STEP
Financial Services: VITA, Financial Coaching & Housing Clinic

Prior to coming to The Unity Council, Armando co-founded and directed a Wellness Center in San Francisco with Instituto Familiar de la Raza, where he managed HIV prevention and behavioral services for impacted Latino communities.
Armando earned a Masters in Public Health from UC Berkeley, with a focus on Health and Social Behavior; and he was a member of the Admissions Committee for the School of Public Health for 3 years. He also co-led a needs assessment study in a low-resource area of Quito, Ecuador, with the University of Michigan.

Armando is driven by his passion to achieve equal access for communities that have endured systemic socio-economic, legal and educational barriers. He came to the United States at the age of 13, when his family left Mexico fleeing economic and political instability.
Email: armandoh@unitycouncil.org
Office Address: 1900 Fruitvale Ave, Ste 2A, Oakland, CA 94601
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