Francisco Segovia

Francisco Segovia

Executive Director

Francisco Segovia

Francisco E. Segovia, for over two decades, has been building networks and coalitions with and across diverse communities in order to collectively change the conditions that limit people’s choices. After fourteen years of acting as the director of Waite House Center in South Minneapolis where he used his passion, vision, and experience to facilitate grassroots leadership development, deliver asset-based services, foster self-sufficiency and advocate for system change at both the city and state level, Francisco left to build COPAL, a grassroots statewide organization whose mission is to unite Latinxs in Minnesota in active grassroots communal democracy that builds racial, gender, social and economic justice across community lines. Francisco currently serves on the board of TakeAction Minnesota and participates in The Minnesota Civic Studies Initiative, a project of the College of Education & Human Development of the University of Minnesota seeking to encourage conversation among leaders representing various political viewpoints. Francisco has continued his work to create a more just society with a local vision and global perspective and has a strong record of implementation.