Adán Chávez is the Deputy Director of the National Census Program for the NALEO Educational Fund — the nation’s leading non-profit, non-partisan organization that facilitates full Latino participation in the American political process, from citizenship to public service. He plays a key role in supporting the implementation of the organization’s national ¡Hágase Contar! and ¡Hazme Contar! campaigns, which seek to ensure a full count of the Latino community, including very young Latino children ages 0-5, in the United States. Most recently, Mr. Chávez was the Regional Census Campaign Manager in the Inland Empire, where he worked with senior leadership, elected officials, and direct services providers, to prepare Riverside and San Bernardino counties for a full and accurate count.
Prior to working at NALEO Educational Fund, he supported the development and implementation of strategies to advance the statewide public policy agenda for UnidosUS and led other successful organizing and advocacy issue-based and civic engagement campaigns with the University of California Student Association and Mi Familia Vota.
As the proud queer son Mexican immigrants, grandson of a Bracero guest worker, and product of the Inland Empire, Adán is committed to making sure every person is counted in order for our community to receive the federal resources it deserves. Mr. Chávez is first-generation graduate from the University of California, San Diego, where he received a double degree in Spanish Literature and Political Science and an alum of the Public Policy and International Affairs Junior Summer Institute (JSI) at the University of California, Berkeley Goldman School of Public Policy.