Meet Arnulfo

Our MAACies bring a diverse range of knowledge, experience, expertise, and language and cultural competence to the organization. Meet the exceptional individuals whose tremendous contributions keep MAAC moving forward.

Arnulfo Manriquez
President & CEO
Arnulfo is a 20-year veteran of the non-profit sector and began his career with MAAC in 2003. He left briefly to lead the Chicano Federation, and returned to MAAC in February of 2012 to serve as President & CEO.

Arnulfo has dedicated his career to working directly with underserved individuals, households and communities of San Diego County by promoting self-sufficiency through housing, economic, educational and employment programs. He is a community-focused individual with over two decades of experience working in diverse and multi-cultural settings as a leader, participant, panelist, speaker, and trainer.

The youngest of five children, Arnulfo was born in Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico and immigrated to the United States with his family in 1981, when he was 10 years old. Now a U.S. citizen, he grew up in San Ysidro and Chula Vista and graduated from Hilltop High School. On weekends, Arnulfo can be found shuttling to and from numerous events for his three active children.

Arnulfo holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in urban studies and planning from UCSD and a Masters of Arts degree in leadership and non-profit management from the University of San Diego. As a first generation immigrant who grew up in San Diego, Arnulfo understands firsthand the challenges faced by underrepresented communities and is committed to ensuring opportunities for self-sufficiency and safety for families who need it most.

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    Arnulfo gives remarks to staff and guests at a build day event to celebrate MAAC’s 25 year anniversary of providing affordable housing in San Diego (2019)