Luz Corcuera, executive director of UnidosNow, a Sarasota-Manatee-based nonprofit committed to empowering Hispanic/Latinos to achieve the American dream through education, integration and civic engagement, recently received a Neighborhood Builders: Racial Equality Award from Bank of America. As part of the bank’s $1.25 billion commitment to advance racial equality and economic opportunity, this new award honors five leaders from across the U.S., including Corcuera, who serve as catalysts in advancing racial equality in their communities.
As part of the award, Corcuera is directing $200,000 in flexible funding from Bank of America to UnidosNow. The organization will use the funding to expand its programming.
The other award recipients are Edgar Villanueva, founder and principal of Decolonizing Wealth Project (New York); John Rice, founder and CEO of Management Leadership for Tomorrow (Bethesda, MD); Manjusha (Manju) P. Kulkarni, executive director at the AAPI Equity Alliance (Los Angeles); and Nathaniel Smith, founder and Chief Equity Officer at Partnership for Southern Equity (Atlanta).