Harlem United Congratulates Guillermo Chacón, Recipient of the 2016 Community Leadership Award

Chacón Honored for Tireless Dedication and Commitment to Promoting Health and Wellness in the Latino Community

For Immediate Release
May 5, 2016
Contact: Jason Cianciotto I 347-703-3865 I jcianciotto@harlemunited.org

New York, NY — On April 28, 2016, Guillermo Chacón, President of the Latino Commission on AIDS, received the “Community Leadership Award” at the SI SE PUEDE: Social Workers United for Latino Advancement National Conference in New York City.

The following is a statement from Jacquelyn Kilmer, Esq., CEO of Harlem United:

“For decades Guillermo Chacón has been a tireless, passionate, and fierce advocate for Latino populations affected by HIV and AIDS. On behalf of Harlem United, I want to congratulate him on receiving the Community Leadership Award. Like Harlem United’s health center in East Harlem, El Faro, which means “Light House,” Guillermo has been a beacon of light and hope for communities who remain disproportionately affected by HIV and AIDS. We are inspired by his lifetime of leadership and service.”


Founded in 1988, Harlem United is a nationally recognized human services organization that provides full access to integrated health care and social services for individuals experiencing multiple and complex issues, including HIV and AIDS, social stigma, mental illness, chronic substance and alcohol use, homelessness, and extreme poverty — regardless of race/ethnicity, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, or gender identity and expression. www.harlemunited.org