Melinda Gonzalez serves as a Program Manager at NALCAB. In her role, Melinda manages the NALCAB Colegio Community Economic Development Fellowship Program and provides programmatic support in the areas of small business development and family financial capability, with a current focus on NALCAB’s grant making and technical assistance efforts in the Southern region of the United States. In the past Melinda has coordinated and assisted with curriculum development for NALCAB’s National and Regional trainings, recently leading the Train-the-Trainer to support Latino Entrepreneurship during NALCAB’s 2014 National Training.
Prior to joining NALCAB, she interned with Our Lady of the Lake University’s Communications and Marketing department and worked with the Center for Service Learning and Volunteerism, which links academic theory with hands-on practical experience and encourages students to use their education to respond to human need.
Melinda is bilingual in English and Spanish and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Arts with a concentration in journalism and a minor in Social Welfare and Justice from Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, Texas. She is a trained Technology of Participation (ToP) facilitator and a graduate of the Community Leadership Institute, a program for community leaders who are passionate about serving and improving the conditions of San Antonio’s neighborhoods.