Casa Central programmed a week-long series of community based, educational activities centered around its programming, relevant topics of discussion, and resources for their participants and community called the Week of Hope. On Wednesday June 5th, HBK proudly hosted Casa Central’s Building our Future Leaders Community Forum at our Chicago Carroll office. The event included a lively discussion with a panel of experts from diverse industries on the importance of leadership cultivation, breaking down barriers in the workplace, and carving your own path to success. The panelists were State Senator Omar Aquino (IL 2nd District), Alfonso Barrera, founder HispanicPro, Martin Montes, Vice President of Large Customer Service, ComEd, Monse Moreno, Agency Marketing Manager, Facebook, and State Representative Delia Ramirez (IL 4th District). Northern Illinois University Professor Rosita Lopez moderated the discussion.