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AL DÍA 40 Under Forty Honoree: Orlando Almonte

At the 40 Under Forty event, Orlando Almonte will be one of the 40 honorees.

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The inaugural AL DÍA 40 Under Forty event will be a showcase of the most diverse and impactful young professionals in various fields of work across the Philadelphia region.

At the virtual event, taking place August 20, 2020, Orlando Almonte, 29, will be one of the 40 honorees. Currently, he serves the role of Language Access Program Manager at the City of Philadelphia’s Office of Immigrant Affairs.

As part of the lead-up to the event, AL DÍA asked each of the 40 honorees the same three questions and collected their responses. 

Here are Orlando Almonte’s responses:

 

What is the biggest challenge in your professional journey?

Learning to navigate and work with the different levels of government to improve access to services for those that need it. And then celebrating the small victories and improvements made along the way, even if there is still much work to be done.
 

What's your proudest achievement in your career?

Updating and implementing language access policies that allow for local city government departments to provide services and vital information to non-English speaking residents in the most efficient way possible. Especially in the times of COVID, having sound best practices and policies around accessibility is more important than ever.
 

Beyond corporate D&I efforts, what will make true inclusivity happen?

Diverse leadership and decision-makers. What you learn in a training can be forgotten, but individuals from marginalized communities or people that have endured hardships will never forget what that felt like.

 

To register for the upcoming AL DÍA 40 Under Forty event, click here

For more information about the event, reach out to [email protected]

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