Reinaldo Llano ’99 was recently named to the 13-member national board of directors of The Afterschool Alliance, a non-profit public awareness and advocacy organization working to ensure that all children and youth have access to quality after-school programs.
While at HWS, Llano, a Spanish major and English minor, was a member of Hobart Student Government and received the Martin Luther King Leadership Award and an award for Student Life and Leadership. He studied off campus in California and New York City, and abroad in Madrid, Spain. A former member-at-large of the Hobart Alumni Council, he worked for Time Warner for 10 years, and is now group director of public affairs program development and analysis for Bright House Networks, a cable TV, digital phone and high-speed Internet provider.
The Alliance works at local, state and national levels to make after-school programs available to all families. It organizes “Lights On Afterschool,” a nationwide celebration of after-school programs held each October.
Most recently, 7,500 “Lights On Afterschool” rallies drew more than one million participants from coast to coast, with more than 400 celebrations taking place across Florida, where Llano lives in Orlando.