Luis A. Quiñones, Deputy Vice President, Adult Education and Workforce Development

Luis A. Quiñones

Deputy Vice President, Adult Education and Workforce Development

Luis A. Quiñones is the Deputy Vice President of Adult Education and Workforce Development at UnidosUS. During his nearly three-year tenure with UnidosUS, he has articulated and aligned the strategic direction for UnidosUS’s programs for adult learners with the overall organizational strategy. This includes cultivating relationships with funders, government, and corporate partners, and growing programmatic partnerships with UnidosUS Affiliates, a national network of nearly 300 Latino-serving nonprofit organizations. In 2022, Luis led the internal effort responsible for securing an $11.4M Department of Labor Good Jobs Challenge grant, the largest Federal grant in UnidosUS’s history. He manages a team of 13 staff focused on ensuring that Latinos have equitable access to digital skill building opportunities, in-demand skills training, access to jobs that pay family-sustaining wages and career advancement opportunities.

Born and raised in Puerto Rico, Luis has nearly 20 years of nonprofit experience working with communities of color in education, workforce development, mental health and social services programs. Previously, Luis worked at one of UnidosUS’s Affiliates, the Latin American Youth Center, for 13 years, including serving as the Department Director for Education and Workforce. He also previously managed the International Youth Foundation’s (IYF) Youth Opportunity program, a U.S.-based workforce training program that expanded into Mexico, Panama, Puerto Rico and Uruguay under Luis’ leadership. Additionally, Luis has been an adjunct professor for eight years teaching psychology and counseling courses at the undergraduate and graduate level. Luis earned his BA in psychology from the University of Puerto Rico (IUPR) and his MA in Counseling Psychology from Bowie State University.