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Juan Carlos Salinas ’03 MFA

Juan Carlos Salinas is currently the Executive Director at La Unidad Latina Foundation and the Education Director of Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning. He has developed and implemented curricula based on various artistic disciplines, social activism, and leadership skill building for more than twenty-five New York City schools and cultural institutions. He has worked as Education Director of City Lights Youth Theater, Associate Director of Education at Yale Repertory Theater, and Education Manager of Ars Nova and Ballet Hispanico. Recently Salinas oversaw the creation of the BFA Acting program at Long Island University Downtown, Brooklyn in partnership with the New Group Theater Company.

Salinas is the founder of Y Tu Tambien, the La Unidad Latina Foundation’s college access program, which unites Latino alumni from across the Ivy League to help students in need to gain acceptance into their desired colleges, and provides school and career exploration workshops. He is the current Chair and founding member of the Yale Latino Alumni of the Tri-State Area, a board member of the Yale Latino Alumni Network, and a founding board member of the Inter-Ivy League Latino Alumni Council.

Salinas holds a MFA in Non-profit/Arts Management with an emphasis in Education from Yale University. Salinas is a proud native of Rio Grande City, in Starr County, Texas.