Cesar Aleman

Director of CT Urban Opportunity Collaborative


In his role, Cesar facilitates and coordinates the team of community foundation chief executives and senior level staff from the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, the Community Foundation for Greater New Haven and Fairfield County’s Community Foundation to develop collective strategies to dismantle structural racism and advance social and economic mobility; aligning the strategic and programmatic efforts of the three  foundations to create an actionable plan that builds on each organization’s individual strengths.

Cesar previously organized for the Center for Leadership and Justice, where he developed racially-conscious leaders who act collectively on issues that intersect with race and poverty.

What do you enjoy most about Greater Hartford?
I enjoy the rich and diverse culture of its people… and the delicious food that comes with it!

What quote best represents your personal philosophy?
“Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.” ― James Baldwin

Are you involved in any volunteer activities?
Cesar currently serves on the Board of Directors of Advancing Connecticut Together, serving as it’s outgoing Vice Chair. He is also a member of the Pope Hartford Designated Fund.