Founding HAE-Chicago Member Wins MacArthur Genius Award

COMING SOON: HAE-Chicago will be hosting a breakfast event with Juan on Jan 14, 2016

A founding member of HAE-Chicago, Juan Salgado( HBSEE '13) is among the newest group of twenty four to receive the MacArthur "Genius" Award.

Every year, The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation selects a group of rising stars. As Cecilia A Conrad, vice president of the MacArthur Foundation and leader of the Fellows Program points out, these are people who "have demonstrated a high degree of creativity in their field... with the potential for more."

The MacArthur Committee cited Juan, a leader in Chicago's West Side Latino community, as someone who... "has developed a curriculum at the Instituto del Progreso Latino that incorporates basic education, vocational training and technical skills development, speeding participants towards higher-paying jobs."

Through his leadership, his organization serves over 11,500+ program participants and families annually. Entrepreneurial by nature, Juan's vision -- of creating a path to a brighter future for low income workers through education, relevant job skill development and training -- not only builds a talented workforce, it helps stimulate the Chicago economy and builds a better future for these workers and their families.

Congratulations Juan!



Chicago Chapter of HAE launched!

Welcome to our newest chapter - HAE Chicago. The chapter co-chairs are

  • Anthony L Chirchirillo, OPM'03. CEO, Chirch Global Manufacturing, LLC

  • Aleksandra Efimova, OPM'10. Founder, Russian Pointe

  • Benjamin Bornstein, MBA'97, JD'97. President, Prospero Capital Management, LLC

They are in the process of planning a series of events for the Chicago area so if you'd like to be put on their mailing list or to volunteer with HAE Chicago, let us know at our email below(Please mention "HAE Chicago Chapter" in the subject line section).

Many thanks to the founding team for volunteering to lead the HAE Chicago chapter from HAE and Chicago alumni.