Executive Director

Progress Center for Independent Living

Email: hesparza@progresscil.org

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Horacio Esparza is the Executive Director of Progress Center for Independent Living, an Independent Living Center serving suburban Cook County. Horacio is also host of radio show Vida Independiente. Horacio is a member of Not Dead Yet and the Illinois Statewide Hispanic Council. Horacio served on the ADA 25 Chicago steering committee. Horacio earned a B.A. from University of Wisconsin Whitewater, and a degree in philosophy from Autonomous University of Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico.

Areas of Expertise: Development, Program Development

Interests: Community Inclusion, Disability Rights