Luis Zaldivar, New Georgia Director, and Daniel A. Alvalle, MSW, MBA, Pennsylvania Director

LANGLEY PARK, MD – The CASA and CASA in Action family of immigrant advocacy organizations are pleased to announce that Luis Zaldivar will serve as the new Georgia Director and Daniel A. Alvalle, MSW, MBA, the Pennsylvania Director. Luis Zaldivar will head the organizations’ inaugural work in Georgia; expanding electoral work, initiating services, and building movement with CASA members. Daniel Alvalle will grow the successful foundation of the work launched in Pennsylvania, charging ahead on campaigns like immigrant driver licenses, Trust Act policies, and instate tuition for undocumented students. 

“In December, CASA in Action launched its electioneering campaign to help mobilize the Latino electorate in Georgia; last year’s tremendous wins propelled us to find a new home for our successful community organizing model in the state,” said Alonzo Washington, CASA in Action’s Executive Director. “With Luis Zaldivar, a celebrated political strategist, we will continue the work of CASA and CASA in Action for not just voters but also for those fighting for citizenship.”

An immigrant from Peru, Luis Zaldivar is a political campaign and community engagement specialist with over 10 years of experience in policy interventions for development and public health programs. This seasoned organizer comes to CASA and CASA in Action after serving as Deep Center’s associate director for community organizing. He previously served as a regional field director for the Florida Democratic Party. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology and is a published author in Latin American politics and social issues. 

“Our family of organizations has a strong foundation of services and community mobilization in Pennsylvania that will thrive under Daniel Alvalle’s leadership,” Gustavo Torres, CASA executive director and CASA in Action board president, said. “We are pleased to have this Harrisburg-native employ his highly effective programmatic know-how to continue the legacy of serving our extensive membership.” 

Daniel A. Alvalle, son of Puerto Rican and Panamanian parents, comes aboard with significant experience in public services serving communities of color. This social programs specialist comes to CASA and CASA in Action from neurodevelopmental services organization as the director of services. This Allison Hill native holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Child Development, a Master of Business Administration, and a Master of Social Work. He is an emergent doctorate in social work, writing his final capstone dissertation on disrupting the school-to-prison pipeline. 


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About CASA in Action: With more than 100,000+ lifetime members, CASA in Action is an electoral powerhouse fighting for immigrant rights serving over 122,000-lifetime members across 46 states. For more information, please visit Follow us at @CASAinAction.