Arévalo comes to CARECEN with a range of skills to lead the organization into new heights fighting for the rights of immigrants and community. Arévalo will oversee the day-to-day operations of CARECEN, program development, advocacy, policy efforts and communications.
As a former employee of CARECEN in the 1990’s, Martha has long been involved with the organization, not only as staff, but also as a member and chair of the Board of Directors. She has more than 20 years of experience working for social justice and defending the rights of immigrants throughout Southern California. Martha served as the interim executive director from January 2012 to the end of September 2012.
For the last seven years, Martha has been a partner with a small public relations and marketing firm, Arévalo Sanchez, Inc. Through her partnership, she garnered extensive experience in the areas of social marketing, public education, immigration, education, civic participation, public policy and community organizing. Prior to forming Arévalo Sánchez, Inc., she was the communications manager for Univision 34 and TeleFutura 46 TV in Los Angeles.
We are pleased to have Martha onboard as the executive director and look forward to partnering with her and the staff to ensure CARECEN continues to leave an indelible mark in the lives of the Latino immigrant community.
CARECEN was founded in 1983 to help thousands of Central Americans fleeing the brutality of civil war. CARECEN helps over 60,000 clients annually, promoting human and civil rights of Central Americans and other immigrant communities through legal and educational services, and by advocating and organizing to transform immigration and education policies.