Ernesto Hidalgo brings 23 years of experience in finance, real estate, community development, and organizing to his roles with Collective Strategies and Social Equity LA. Mr. Hidalgo’s professional experience includes leading projects, creating programs, and providing oversight with municipalities, community redevelopment agencies, and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to structure acquisitions, coordinate environmental studies and entitlements, and further economic and community-based development.

Prior to partnering with Collective Strategies and Social Equity LA, Ernesto founded Civic Impact Group, a California Benefit Corporation, where he serves as President and works on projects that advance organizations’ strengths and mission of service to communities. He has helped to develop programs and partnerships, coordinate volunteers and public relations, and manage projects for organizations such as the City of Los Angeles, City of Montebello, Loyola Marymount University, TreePeople, Audubon Society, and the American Red Cross. Ernesto serves as chairperson of the City of Los Angeles Neighborhood Council Sustainability Alliance and previously for Metro’s Local Service Council, to which he was appointed by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti.