Ric Estrada, Metropolitan Family Services

Today we catch up with Ric Estrada, CEO of Metropolitan Family Services – an organization that has empowered families to learn, to earn, to heal and to thrive since 1857. MFS works with 72,000 families across the Chicagoland region providing financial aid, counseling, workforce, education and legal services.

Ric has nearly three decades of leadership experience in human services, philanthropy and government – including appointments to the University of Illinois Board of Trustees, the Chicago Council on Global Affairs Selection Committee for the Emerging Leaders Program, and Board of Directors at the Woods Fund of Chicago.

We Learn About:

  • MFS’ growth and its increased services to Latino families across Chicagoland
  • Opportunities to support the emotional wellness of working families
  • The importance of facilitating leadership, as well as continuing to innovate and build
  • Insight on the great possibility that exists in Chicago and ways to get engaged in creating opportunity for families across the city

Notable Resources:

Metropolitan Family Services, FY16 Annual Report

Greg Behrman, The Most Noble Adventure: The Marshall Plan and How America Helped Rebuild Europe

Dana Suskind, Thirty Million Words: Building A Child's Brain

To learn more about Metro Family Services, visit: metrofamily.org

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