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Manlio Cesar Correa Alcantar
Winter 2004, Masters of Arts. San Diego State University, San Diego California. Specialization: Latin America Studies, Political Science, and Portuguese.
Winter 1999, Bachelor of Arts in International Business, San Diego State University, San Diego, California Emphasis on Latin America, Specialization in Management and Portuguese. “Project of North America,” Tri-national Consortium
Fall 1997 CETYS Universidad, Tijuana, Baja California México Emphasis on Business, Culture and Language among NAFTA countries
Spring 1998 Bishop’s University, Lenoxville, Quebec, Canada Emphasis on Business, Culture and Language among NAFTA countries
Summer 2008 Tri-National Animation Project A tri-national project entitled The Other Side of the Line. Tijuana/ San Diego Crossed Gazes. (Del otro lado de la línea. Miradas cruzadas Tijuana / San Diego. De l’autre coté de la ligne. Regards croisés Tijuana / San Diego) consisted of 4 interconnected areas or sub-projects. 1) the production of two short films of animation by the children of both sides of the San Diego-Tijuana border, 2) a training workshop on model animation for young visual artists and graduate students, 3) the production of a documentary film about the whole project experience and the border life, and 4) a research project about the representation of “otherness” and the children representation of the “other side” of the Tijuana-San Diego border. Participated as a visual artist trained in the animation workshop. Acted as a liaison between institutions, partners and participants from Tijuana, San Diego and France to gather visual artists, students and to help with the logistics and organization of project. Develop and assisted professionals from France to carry out other border projects.
Summer 2008 PhD Level Seminar, COLEF (Colegio de la Frontera Norte), University of California San Diego (UCSD). First Annual Seminar on Migration and Development, oriented to the formation of young scholars and researchers. Event organized by the International Network of Migration and Development (RIMD), COLEF and the Center for Comparative Studies of Migration at UCSD (CCIS-UCSD). The objective of the seminar was to generate knowledge and conduct useful research to create and promote initiatives towards shaping public policy. The firsts two week we had conferences by experts on the diverse migration topics, then each participant generate a quality article worth of publication.
2005-2009 Binational Forums on Adult Education, Workforce Development and Lifelong Learning. Financial Literacy for Migrant. Mexican Ministry of Foreign Relations in Mexico City and other Locations. Participated as presenter during these forums. Interacted with government officials, such as the Ministry of Public Education and Foreign Relations. Other government officials included Secretary of Public Education (SEP), Governors and other officials, and Consulates.
CEO. Proventus International 2009-Present San Diego, CA.
• Responsible all activities of the International Business consulting firm.
• Elaborate business Plans, Marketing Plans, Market Research Plans, etc.
Proventus International is a consulting firm that focuses on coaching mainly grassroots organizations in both sides of the border with programs for economic development in their origin and destiny communities. Also provide consulting for Mexican companies and minority groups to export their products, such groups are migrants, indigenous groups, women groups, artist and craftsmen, among others.
Director 2do Mundo/IBF 2009-Present
Tijuana, Baja California.
• 2do Mundo host a unique concept in the border region which includes a traditional hostel as well as a boutique hostel. Also, in the same building, it operates an independent cultural center for local, national and international artists where we offer literary and cultural workshops, presentations, lectures, and many other classes.
• IBF, Binational Institute of the Border is a project that seeks to connect students, scholars and general public with a truly first hand and face to face experience with border issues. Organize all logistics, events and network with all prospect guests from around the world and hosting guest in Mexico. Seek and maintain partnerships with local, national and international institutions, business, companies and governments offices to create links and activities in conjunction.
• Responsible for overall administration, operation, logistics and development of the projects.
Binational Program Director ACCESS Inc., San Diego, CA Micro-enterprise Program Director 2004-2009
• Responsible for overall activities, staff and schedules at Binational Program and Training Center, funded by the Institutos de Capacitación para el Trabajo (Workforce Training Institutes) of three Mexican States (Hidalgo, Nayarit and Michoacán).
• Manage related administrative and logistical aspects and organization of events in the US and Mexico, including planning, preparing invitations, welcoming participants, organizing and conducting meetings.
• Liaison with founders, foreign diplomats, individual, corporate members and with associates in the US and Mexico, press and public relations.
• Create, develop and present activities reports, financial and expense budget reports to associates and partners.
• Conceive and proposed economic development programs with Mexican government institutions and State Secretaries to develop and create Casa Michoacán, an artcrafts shop and center to promote the state of Michoacán.
• Work closely with different projects, including the creation of a quarterly newsletter, promotion and advisor of Casa Michoacán.
• Accountable for monitoring financial contribution and binational relations.
• Developed strategic action plans for recruiting students and other US agencies to join the program. Which include community colleges, training centers and community organizations.
• Developed, implemented and teach a micro entrepreneurship program and classes
• Recruit, train and provide consultations to micro entrepreneurs.
• Coordinate different youth activities such as soccer team, literature workshops, reading and writing, cultural and language awareness.
• Responsible for binational adult literacy program with Mexico to provide basic literacy up to 9th grade education, life
Project Manager/Business Consultant Proventus, Los Angeles/San Diego, CA 2001-Present o Act as project manager and business consultant for LA based company in San Diego. o Direct and oversee overall activities regarding star up business, marketing strategies, personnel training, etc., focusing with Latino business owners. o Spanish professor and business consultant for USA companies and executives doing business in Mexico. o Business representation, speaker and consultant to Mexican companies doing or that want to do business in the USA.
Clinical Administrator Adventrx Pharmaceuticals, San Diego, CA 2005-2006
• Responsible for budget tracking and monitoring.
• Created monthly budgets reports for upper management.
• Liaison with vendors and accountable for vendors relations and purchases.
• Direct responsibility for personnel administration, budget, marketing and public relations related to the unit or division.
• Managed budgets and contracts in accordance with departmental policies and procedures.
• Supervised financial operations of department, including the processing of daily transactions.
Research and Graduate Assistant, San Diego State University, 1999- 2001 o Assisted professor with test evaluations and class presentations. o Investigation and book sources; data collection; proofread material. o Conducted interviews with writers and artist and performed translations.
o Supervised team members, developed content analysis and technical support to staff for educational technology project.
o Developed marketing and distribution tactics via conventional and internet channels.
o Organized and implemented binational conferences.
Executive Assistant/International Development, West Coast Environmental and Engineering, Jun-Dec ‘00. Ventura, CA.
• Conducted market research in San Diego and Tijuana for future expansion of company.
• Liaison by attending conferences and seminars regarding issues of company’s interest.
• Provided administrative support and helped to create and develop the vision for future expansion.
Executive Assistant/Marketing, North American Production Sharing Inc. (NAPS) Jan-May ’00, Tijuana, B.C. Mexico o Developed Marketing plan and strategies for implementation of new business expansion.
o Involved in internal management restructuring.
o Reduced turnover rate by 15%. By implementing new ideas towards employees. o Increased workforce productivity. o Provided administrative support to General Manager.
o Public relations, corporate communication, presentations, and meeting planning.
o Responsible for the Immigration Department.
o Prepared document for vendor/contractor relations.
Founder and President, AMASDA, Asociación de Michacanos Andarani de San Diego y Amigos (Andarani San Diego Association of Migrants from Michoacán and Friends).
2006 to Present Founder and president of grassroots organization based on San Diego. Organize and promote cultural, educational, political and economic development awareness and events within the Mexican Community, especially with people from Michoacán in San Diego. Conduct meeting with members, liaison with Michoacán government official and other grassroots organizations in the US and Mexico. Attend meetings, conferences, and other events on behalf of the organization.
Coordinador de proyectos binacionales, ACANTO Y LAUREL, (Binational Project Coordinator), San Diego/ Tijuana 2006-2010 Organize, promote and execute binational events to promote literary awareness and to promote poetry and other literary genres, and arts among citizens of the border region between California and Baja California.
Co-Founder/President, Sociedad Latina (Student organization at SDSU), 1996-1999 Organized members, events, and directed the organization. Promotion of cultural awareness. Co-founder of project “Adopt A School.” Structured and developed strategic plans/programs. Coordinated efforts within university, community, and corporate organizations.
Publications and Research • Correa, M. (2008). “The economic potential of collective remittances: an examination of the current and potential impact of Mexican migrant hometown associations”
• Calderon, A., et all (2007) Sueños/Dreams, Trilingual collection of stories and drawings of children from Mexico and the US. Secretaria de Cultura del Estado de Michoacán and ACCESS Inc., (December 2007).
• Jacobo, R., Correa, M, and Flores, M (2004),, The Giving Gaze: An Intimate Topography of the Border/La Mirada Pródiga: Una Topografía Intima de la Frontera. LARC Press/Secretaria de Cultura del Estado de Jalisco, EEUU-México, 2004.
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• Flores, M, and Correa, M (2004), "Todo territorio es frontera: Una experiencia hipertextual y multicultural de la literatura de Baja California", en Alteridad: Libros y letras, Biblioteca de Textos Universitarios, Universidad de Salta, Argentina.
• Flores, M. et all. (2003). Riesgos, Primicias y Confirmaciones, Primera antología de Desquehaceres, Departamento de Español, SDSU, Primavera.
• Outcome to Resolutions for Implementing efficient Recruitment for Adult Education Program. Institute of Mexican Abroad (IME). Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. November 2008.
• “The economic potential of collective remittances: an examination of the current and potential impact of Mexican migrant hometown associations”, Colegio de la Frontera Norte (COLEF). July 2008.
• Outcome to Resolutions for the discussion tables about technology use on Adult Education Program. Institute of Mexican Abroad (IME). Chicago, Il, USA. May 2008.
• Guest Speaker, “How to do business in the US”. Talk to small business owners and potential exporter of Mexican products and artcrafts. Michoacán, México. October 2007.
• Conference. Binacional Migrant Education Program, ACCESS-ICATs, Congreso de Directores Generales de los ICATs, Chih., Mex., October 2007.
• Photo Exhibit, The Giving Gaze: An Intimate Topography of the Border / La Mirada Pródiga: Una Topografía Intima de la Frontera. Tecate, BC, September 2006.
• Book Presentation, The Giving Gaze: An Intimate Topography of the Border / La Mirada Pródiga: Una Topografía Intima de la Frontera. LARC Press/Secretaria de Cultura del Estado de Jalisco, EEUU-México, 2004. Southwestern College, April 2006.
• Book Presentation, The Giving Gaze: An Intimate Topography of the Border / La Mirada Pródiga: Una Topografía Intima de la Frontera. LARC Press/Secretaria de Cultura del Estado de Jalisco, EEUU-México, 2004. Tijuana Book Fair. 2007.
• Photo Exhibit, de The Giving Gaze: An Intimate Topography of the Border / La Mirada Pródiga: Una Topografía Intima de la Frontera. Aniversario de “Puente”, Febrero, 2006.
• Radio interview, Program Rumbo al Norte, XHUGO Radio Universidad Ocotlán Radio Station. Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. Interview about the perspective of migrants, celebrating the International Day of Migrants, Dec 18, 2008.
• Radio interview, Program Rumbo al Norte, XHUGO Radio Universidad Ocotlán Radio Station. Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. Perspectives on the role of the grassroots organizations in Mexican economic development, Dec 16, 2008.
• Radio interview, En Linea Radio Station 88.7 FM. Productive projects and the role of the grassroots organizations in Mexican economic development, January 11, 2008. • Radio interview, En Linea Radio Station 88.7 FM. Interview about NAFTA and the Mexican Fields, January 04, 2008.
• Radio Guest, 102.5 FM Radio Station. Tijuana, BC, Mexico Interview celebrating the International Day of Migration. December 22th, 2007.
• Radio Guest, Radio Hispana 1040 AM. San Diego, CA Interviewed for: Perspectives in the celebration of “Columbus Day”, October 2007.
• TV Interview, Tijuana, BC, Mexico. Dia Internacional de la Poesia March 2006.
• Radio Guest, Radio Hispana 1040 AM San Diego, CA Interviewed for: Perspectives in the celebration of “Columbus Day”, September 2006.
Honors and Awards
• IME (Institute of Mexicans Abroad) Scholarship for: Educación Financiera y Uso Productivo de las Remesas, México City, 2007.
• 2001-2002 and summer 2002 FLAS Scholarship(To learn Mixtec language and culture).
• Distinguished Citizen Award, Ciudad Hidalgo, Michoacán, México, 2001. • Project of North America Award, SDSU, 1998.
• Native Spanish Speaker.
• Intermediate Portuguese.
• Basic French and Italian, and some knowledge of Mixtec (Mexican Indigenous Language).
• Frequently invited speaker on migrants, human rights, and literature issues, USA-Mex, 2001-Present.
• Soccer coach for youth 16 years and over, 2007-2008.
• Coordinator of Binational Literature project to promote border literature.
• Several photo exhibits of published work in USA and Mexico.
• Associate of Grupo Netzahuatcoyotl and El Academico Magazine.
• LASSO (Latin American Studies Student Organization) member and officer • President and Vice-president of Sociedad Hispanica, SDSU
• Dean’s List at Ventura College.
• Co-founder of Eztli-Tlapalli, a Pro-community organization, Ventura County.
• M.E.Ch.A. Award and member at Ventura College and SDSU.
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