Aldira Aldape serves as the Wisconsin Field Director for The LIBRE Initiative. Aldira’s role is to identify Hispanics with potential and hunger to become better within their family core values, education, immigration status and economic freedom. Aldira joins LIBRE after twelve years of successful grassroots and advocacy efforts on education, immigration and social justice.
Aldira began her professional career as the executive assistant at Wisconsin’s first Hispanic non-profit organization, Council for the Spanish Speaking, Inc. (a.k.a. Centro Hispano Milwaukee) and later was promoted as the Director of the Social and Immigration program. A program accredited under the Board of Immigration Appeals and a partnering agency of United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha. Aldira has a record of volunteering in her community. She has served as a board member for Casa Romero Renewal Center and currently holds a seat on the Equal Rights Commission for the City of Milwaukee. Aldira has performed national advocacy and served as the State Lead for Wisconsin on our nation’s Capital Hill for more than four years. Aldira chaired an annual Thanksgiving food drive providing over a 1000 Hispanic families with a meal each holiday and managed over 300 volunteers at one time.
Aldira holds an associate’s degree in Paralegal from Milwaukee Area Technical College and a Bachelor degree in Business in Management from Cardinal Stritch University. Aldira is a firm example of LIBRE’s mission. She is a daughter of Mexican-Texan migrant parents who arrived in Wisconsin in 1968 to pursue the American dream by becoming homeowners, that established an owner operating commercial truck driving business and have successfully raised all five children to become self-independent.