WSM Announces New Board Chair Gabe Martinez-Cabrera

We’re extremely excited to announce that WorkSource Montgomery’s Board of Directors has elected Gabriel “Gabe” Martinez-Cabrera as our new Chairman. As workforce development plays a key role in our County and region’s economic recovery, Gabe’s leadership will help ensure WorkSource Montgomery is able to execute the vision of Montgomery County’s Local Workforce Development Board in serving jobseekers and businesses.

The beginning of Gabe’s tenure as Chair is perfect timing for WorkSource Montgomery as he brings with him vast expertise in the field of Adult Education and English learning programs. As WorkSource Montgomery is committed to growing our equitable service delivery model, which reaches our most vulnerable communities, we know that Gabe is the right person to help grow our existing menu of programs and services. — Anthony Featherstone, Executive Director


Gabriel Martinez-Cabrera
Executive Director
Literary Council of Montgomery County (LCMC)

Gabe joined LCMC in August 2017. He has worked in under-served communities in New York, Boston, and San Francisco. Over the years, his work evolved into workforce development, where he was in charge of a federally funded program that helped young returning citizens find family sustaining employment. He brings to his work a belief that education is more than teaching. It is an act of building community.

More recently, he worked for a research firm called Digital Promise, where he continued his communications and advocacy work to create a coalition of forward thinking adult education programs called “The Beacon Project.” Through the Beacon Project he was able to bring to light the work of over 500 adult education sites across the country raising the profile of low-skilled adult learners with a culminating advocacy event that brought together the Joyce Foundation, the Barbara Bush Foundation, and the X-Prize Foundation and that convened over 300 participants in 5 cities across the U.S. Since Digital Promise, he returned to grassroots community work as Deputy Program Officer at the Academy of Hope where he oversaw recruitment, workforce development, and non-academic programming.

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