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Armando Hernandez

Armando joined The Unity Council almost two years ago as the Director of Workforce Development. Recently, his role transitioned to Chief Operating Officer, reflecting his proven leadership and dedication to advancing the organization's mission.

In addition to his role as COO, Armando oversees a consolidation of programs including the Latino Men & Boys Program (LMB), Youth Workforce, Oakland Youth Engaged, and the Career Center. These programs, collectively aimed at enhancing educational and career pathways for both youth and adults, now operate synergistically under his guidance, fostering more seamless service delivery.

Prior to his current position, Armando co-founded and directed a Wellness Center in San Francisco with Instituto Familiar de la Raza. His personal commitment to social equity led him to The Unity Council, driven by the belief that addressing employment and financial education barriers can positively impact housing, health, and overall well-being.

He sees the integration of employment, financial, and youth programs as foundational to promoting wellness, leveraging the expertise of in-house staff for maximum client benefit. Armando envisions increased collaboration among staff resulting in enhanced services and outcomes for the community.