Leadership Fellow Alejandro T. Reyes was recently selected as one of the 2012 American Express NGen Fellows. Independent Sector (IS) created this program in 2009 as part of its larger initiative NGen: Moving Nonprofit Leaders from Next to Now. Reyes is one of 12 talented under-40 leaders at an IS member organization who will participate as a Fellow in this 9-month program to build leadership capacity, professional networks and contribute to IS’ work on nonprofit impact.
Reyes is currently counsel with the Legal Mobilization Project at the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law where he works on pressing civil rights issues related to fair housing, voting and immigrant rights. He developed and now leads the Immigrant Rights Initiative, which increases the Lawyers’ Committee’s work on behalf of immigrant populations via impact litigation, public education, and policy advocacy. Prior to this, Reyes was an Equal Justice Works Fellow with Gulfcoast Legal Services, where he advocated on behalf of migrant farmworkers.
Reyes holds a B.A. from the University of California at Santa Cruz and a J.D. from the Howard University School of Law.This article was originally published in Independent Sector.