Morgan’s deep commitment to Latin American children and families began during his first trips abroad in Argentina and Brazil. Morgan studied Spanish in Cordoba, Argentina before moving to Belo Horizonte, Brazil, where he worked for two years as an ESL Teacher and Pedagogical Coordinator at a language school. Morgan trained new English teachers and helped expand the school’s curriculum to include three levels of classes for young adults.
In 2011, Morgan came back to the United States to pursue a Master of International Development at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA). His degree focused on nonprofit management in an international context. Morgan also earned a Graduate Certificate in Latin American Social and Public Policy. While pursuing his master degree, Morgan led a small charity focused on providing school fees for children in Uganda and Nepal. He was also part of a research group that worked with nonprofit organizations providing social services to children and families in Chiapas, Mexico.
Morgan’s next career move was to Head Start, a nationally-recognized early childhood education program for low-socioeconomic status children. Morgan served as a Case Manager and Trainer for the organization. He worked directly with over 60 families at a time to meet their health, mental health, education, employment, housing, and transition needs. He worked with Hispanic families in their own language, helped design a family outcome measurement tool that reached over 3,000 families, and trained over 30 new Case Managers.
Morgan also worked as a Program Manager for Hispanic/Latino outreach at The Ohio State University CCC-James Center for Cancer Health Equity. He expanded the Eat Healthy, Live Healthy cancer prevention program for the Hispanic/Latino community. Morgan continues to serve as Treasurer of the OSU Clinica Latina, a free clinic for Hispanic/Latino families in Franklin County.
In 2017, Morgan was hired as Executive Director of Montana de Luz. Morgan is committed to “meeting the children where they are,” giving each child a loving environment and a platform for personal growth. Morgan understands the challenges our MDL children face and is deeply committed to comprehensive care. He will work diligently to empower each child, staff member, and supporter of Montana de Luz.