Becoming A Welcoming City
As part of Welcoming Week, join us at MacFly Fresh for a discussion with Federico Rios (Assistant Director, Office of Equity, Mobility and Immigrant Integration – City of Charlotte) about the challenges immigrants in our community face, what it means to create a Welcoming City, and how we can all play a role.
Celebrate Welcoming Week alongside special guests from the NC Brazilian Arts Project, free live screen printing, and more.
Federico Rios is an Assistant Director in the City of Charlotte’s Housing and Neighborhood Services Department. Federico helps manage several city initiatives dealing with Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Economic Mobility and Immigrant Integration. In his role, he is charged with helping to eliminate systemic barriers. Before joining the city, he spent eight and half years with Communities in Schools Charlotte-Mecklenburg. As the founding Director of the Newcomer Services Program, Federico, in partnership with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, created a case management model to serve newly arrived and often highly traumatized, Central American youth.