Introducing our New Executive Director, Gabriel Martinez Cabrera

August 28th, 2017
Gabe PicWe’re thrilled to introduce you to the Literacy Council of Montgomery County’s new Executive Director and fearless leader, Gabriel Martinez Cabrera!
Gabriel Martinez Cabrera, aka. Gabe, has worked in underserved communities in New York, Boston, and San Francisco. Over the years, his work evolved into workforce development, where he was in charge of a federally funded program that helped young returning citizens find family sustaining employment.
More recently, he worked for a research firm called Digital Promise, where he continued his communications and advocacy work to create a coalition of forward thinking adult education programs called The Beacon Project. The project was featured on Univisionphilly.com, and US News. Through the Beacon Project, he was able to bring to light the work of over 500 adult education sites across the country raising the profile of low-skilled adult learners with a culminating advocacy event that brought together the Joyce Foundation, the Barbara Bush foundation, and the X-Prize Foundation and that convened over 300 participants in 5 cities across the US.

Since Digital Promise, he returned to grassroots community work as Deputy Chief Program Officer at the Academy of Hope where he oversaw recruitment, workforce development and non-academic programming.

Gabe comes to LCMC with a commitment to underserved communities. He brings to his work a belief that education is more than teaching; it is an act of community building and he looks forward to working with our stakeholders to help LCMC build a better Montgomery County.
Please join us in extending Gabe a warm welcome to the LCMC family!