Dr. Jose Moreno, president of Los Amigos of Orange County.

Dr. Moreno currently serves as President of Los Amigos of Orange County.

Established in 1978, Los Amigos of OC meets every Wednesday morning at 7:30am at the Jagerhaus Restaurant in Anaheim (33 years and counting) to discuss issues and concerns affecting Latino communities in Orange County.

Topics of great concern include Civil Rights, Education, Public Safety, Housing, Immigration, Transparency and Representation in Government and Social Institutions, and the cultural arts. Over the years, Los Amigos has partnered with multi-ethnic and community-centered groups and communities in efforts to further bring social justice to all communities.

Dr. Moreno is serving a second term on the Board of Education for the Anaheim City School District (ACSD), one of the largest elementary school districts in California with over 19,000 students and an annual budget of over $150 million.

Jose also sits on the Board of Directors for the Orange County Community Housing Corporation (OCCHC) which works to help extremely low-income families, with salaries under $10 an hour, gain greater self-sufficiency and lead enriched lives.

In 2007 Dr. Moreno was honored as the Anaheim LULAC Citizen of the Year and recognized as one of the 100 most influential Latinos of Orange County in 2008 by Stay Connected OC-Emerging Markets Network.

A father of four beautiful girls, Dr. Moreno and his wife, Lorena Moreno, an Assistant Principal in the Long Beach Unified School District, are among the founding parents of the only Dual Language Immersion Program in Anaheim.

A graduate of UC Irvine and the Harvard Graduate School of Education, Dr. Moreno is a widely published author in the field of educational access, equity and evaluation including an edited volume titled The Elusive Quest for Quality: 150 Years of Chicano/a Education published by the Harvard Education Review Publishing Group.

Dr. Moreno is a past Co-Chair of the Editorial Board of the Harvard Educational Review and researcher for the Harvard University Civil Rights Project. Dr. Moreno sits on various advisory councils including the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME); Association of American Colleges & Universities (AAC&U) Making Excellence Inclusive; and the Western Association of Schools & Colleges (WASC) Student Success Task Force.

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