Mr. Fabio Naranjo

Mr. Fabio Naranjo



MA in Social Work, University of Chicago, 1987
BA in Political Science, Northeastern Illinois University, 1985

Areas of Interest

Naranjo’s interest areas of research and advocacy include issues of macro-practice, socio-cultural and economic disparities and oppression and cultural resilience.


Fabio A. Naranjo is on the Faculty of Barry University School of Social Work and teaches primarily social welfare policy courses, including Environmental Context for Social Work Practice, Leadership Advocacy and Policy Practice, and Community Organization. Since 2004, Naranjo has been invited by the U.S. Department of State as an expert speaker to conduct seminars in nine Latin American countries in subjects that include Understanding U.S. Nonprofits and Philanthropy; Proposal Writing; Effective Foundation Research; Strategic Planning; and Assessment of Organizational Capacity. His professional experience includes working as a program officer for local and international foundations; legislative and administrative lobbying; managing community-based social service programs; community-building and development; and community organizing and advocacy. In Florida, Naranjo has taught at Florida Atlantic University, Ana G. Mendez University System-South Florida Campus, and in Chicago at North Park University, Spertus College of Judaica, Saint Augustine College and Loyola University. From 1990 to 1994, Naranjo was appointed by Illinois Governors James Thompson and Jim Edgar to serve on the Governor’s Policy Advisory Council.

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