Hero’s name: Arnulfo Manriquez
Home city: Chula Vista, California
Organization affiliation: MAAC
How does the person’s work advance social justice? What is the person’s vision for an equitable world?
“Arnulfo Manriquez has dedicated his career to the betterment of underserved individuals, households and communities in San Diego.
He serves as president and CEO of MAAC, a nonprofit organization which provides programs, leadership development and advocacy throughout San Diego County.
Arnulfo is personally and professionally invested in the mission of NCLR, a social justice organization. He first began working with us in 2003.
Over the years, Arnulfo has frequently engaged with NCLR supporting advocacy efforts in California, such as with the California Housing Bill of Rights.
He also has backed various justice reform measures in partnership with us.
Arnulfo has often been a peer leader within the NCLR network, participating in workshops and offering expertise.
Under his leadership, MAAC has implemented various programs in partnership with NCLR and been a key player in our education program work.
His willingness to engage with us across various issues and eagerness to share best practices are a testament to his vision of collaboration to build an equitable world.”
Honored by: Janet Murguia of NCLR
Note: This profile is part of Equal Voice News’ special Cesar Chavez Day Community Heroes edition. These submissions were edited for clarity.