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November 3 @ 6:30 pm
- November 3
- Books & Books in Coral Gables
265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
WHO: Carlos Alamilla, is the Director of Miami All Stars, a non-profit organization that provides services to underprivileged youth in education, basketball, fitness, and nutrition and has been working counseling youth for over 30 years. He graduated from USC-University of Southern California where he received his degree in Social Psychology and Marketing.
About the Author:
Carlos Alamilla was born in Cuba and migrated to the United States in 1961 thru Operation Pedro Pan. He lived in different orphanage camps in Miami and then sent to a foster home in Chicago. His mother reunited with him in Chicago and was raised there without his father that died in Cuba. He graduated from high school in Chicago and received a scholarship to USC-University of Southern California where he graduated with a degree in Social Psychology and Marketing.
During his years at USC-University of Southern California, he organized the NORMAN TOPPING SCHOLARSHIP FUND, to provide scholarships to minority students-Latinos, Blacks and Asians. He was the first Director of the scholarship fund and it has given over $12 million in scholarships and is still active.
Carlos starts working with the Los Angeles Lakers where he works for a couple of years and starts coaching basketball to youth ages 9 to 15 years old in Los Angeles.
Carlos moves to Miami and starts a food company and then later in real estate, but the passion to help youth and basketball continues coaching at the YMCA, and Boys Club and then starts the MIAMI ALL STARS, a non-profit organization, that provides services to underprivileged youth in Miami in education, basketball, nutrition and fitness. He’s selected by the NBA as Coach of the Year for the Jr. NBA program and is given the top community service award by WELLS FARGO.