NPHW: Strengthening Latino/x Communities
Wednesday, April 7, 2021
12:00 PM-1:00 PM
This event is a conversation with Adonis Banegas about strengthening Latino/x communities.
Adonis Banegas serves as the Executive Director of The Council of Spanish Speaking Organizations of Philadelphia (Concilio), the oldest Latino non-profit in Philadelphia. As Executive Director of Concilio, Banegas oversees programs that provide social, educational, cultural, preventative and intervention services to underserved families in the Philadelphia region. Banegas has more than 17 years of nonprofit experience working to expand access to health and social services for vulnerable and underserved populations. That work includes serving as the Program Director at the Hispanic Family Center of Southern New Jersey, Program Manager of the Family Planning Council’s Men’s Initiative, Facilitator for Educating Communities for Parenting, Reintegration Worker for Resources for Human Development, and a Prevention Specialist for Congreso de Latinos Unidos.
A true Philadelphia product, Banegas graduated from Samuel S. Fels High School, earned a bachelor’s degree in Health Policy and Administration from the Pennsylvania State University and a Master of Science in Health Education from Arcadia University. His community involvement includes serving on the board for Deep Roots Charter School and Community Advisory Committee for the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Cares Community Fund. Banegas previously served as a Board Member for Pan American Charter School and the Barbershop Initiative, a program under the University of Pennsylvania.