Team Coordinator – Journalism and Media Program, MacArthur Foundation

Michael Venegas

Michael serves as the Team Coordinator for the Journalism and Media program at the MacArthur Foundation, which supports a growing community of non-profit journalism and media organizations dedicated to providing engaging, informative, and inclusive content aimed at boosting civic dialogue.

Before joining the Foundation, Michael worked as a Project Manager for the Hispanic Heritage Foundation, where he managed their NFL Hispanic Heritage Leadership Awards program; recognizing local leaders in each of the 32 NFL market-cities. Prior to that, he served as Marketing and Communications Manager for City Year Chicago (where he served with AmeriCorps in 2006-07).

Michael graduated from DePaul University, earning a BA in political science; he has recently returned to DePaul in pursuit of a Master's in Non-Profit Management.