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Orson Aguilar

Greenlining Institute

Orson Aguilar is the President of the Greenlining Institute, one of the nation’s largest and most successful multi-ethnic, advocacy and leadership development nonprofits.  Greenlining envisions a nation where race is never a barrier to economic opportunity and communities of color thrive.  Because people of color will be the majority of our nation’s population by 2040, Greenlining believes that America will prosper only if communities of color prosper.

Orson received a BA from the University of California at Santa Cruz and an MPA from The University of Texas at Austin.  Orson is a product of Greenlining’s leadership academy.  He was also a Public Policy and International Affairs Fellow and Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Fellow.

Orson’s passion is fueled on his experiences growing up in the working class neighborhood of Boyle Heights in Los Angeles.  Orson lives in Oakland, CA with his wife Claudia, and their three children, Emilio, Nayeli, and Danilo.