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01 January 2024

Hispanic Access Welcomes New MANO Project Director

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Hispanic Access is thrilled to announce the transition of Nina Marti from MANO Project Manager to MANO Project Director, where she will continue connecting young professionals of color to opportunities in fields where they are underrepresented. As MANO Project Director, Marti shapes the program’s vision, leads the program team, identifies new opportunities for program expansion, and steers the program toward becoming a model of excellence in workforce development and increasing diversity in the workforce.

“I don't know of any other organizations doing the work Hispanic Access does to support Latino communities,” said Marti. “I am constantly impressed, not only with the mission but also with the culture of the organization. I am fortunate to be part of this amazing and inspiring team.”

As the MANO Project Program Manager, Marti was responsible for overseeing and coordinating the day-to-day operations of the MANO Project, providing extensive training, mentoring, and professional development support to ensure that students have the tools and knowledge to be outstanding contributors, navigate challenges, and make the most of their experience.

“Nina has a proven track record and the experience to successfully lead and direct the MANO team,” said Maite Arce, president and CEO of Hispanic Access. “Under her management, MANO has accomplished terrific results and has helped hundreds of Latino youth in their career and professional development."

Marti holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theater and has worked as an artist, educator, and arts administrator for seven years. During that time, she brought theater to young audiences on stage and in the classroom. The impact of those experiences on her students inspired her to transition fully to nonprofit work. She worked at the National Park Trust, partnering with public land agencies such as the National Park Service and U.S. Fish and Wildlife, as well as nonprofit groups, to develop outdoor educational experiences for students in Title I schools across the country.

Hispanic Access' MANO Project connects, builds, and develops thoughtful Latino leaders who share a passion for serving and strengthening their communities. To learn more about the MANO Project, visit

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