Miguel Angel also has extensive experience in personal and family coaching, violence and substance abuse prevention, community development, community visioning, policy analysis, coalition building, conflict resolution, mediation, cultural competency, civic engagement, service learning, community education, program development, and, most recently, as a public servant and elected School Board Member. His family came out of Jalisco, Mexico, and first migrated to Chicago around 1919. His father, Miguel, participated in the Bracero Program as a farm worker in California and later toiled in a Chicago factory until he could work no longer. His mother, Luz Maria, worked as a seamstress in Chicago as had her mother before her. They are now at peace and together back in Jalisco. Miguel Angel has two sons, Jose Miguel, 18, and Miguel Angel, 24. He also has a beautiful granddaughter, Isabella, who just turned four.