Belizean in Chicago, IL Stepping out of the Box – Durla Francisco


Durla Francisco is a Belizean national from Dangriga Town. In 2006 she received an award from DePaul University for a research paper – Advanced Project on urban gentrification and its positive and negative connotations on America’s inner cities.

In October 2012, she got appointed to the Executive Council of the American Society for Public Administration. The EC is 7 members who advises the Board. I serve on the University Relations and Events Committee.

Durla is also the president of Belize Garifuna Cultural Organization, Inc. Mission of the group is to provide social assistance with emphasis on Southern Belize.

3 Responses to "Belizean in Chicago, IL Stepping out of the Box – Durla Francisco"

  1. Durla Francisco  March 25, 2013

    I will correct a statement I made after I listened to this interview. The word Belizean was not meant to be used as a general term, as there are many successful Belizeans in our community.

  2. James Flowers  March 25, 2013

    Congratulations Durla! You make Belize proud.

  3. Glenda Archer  April 24, 2013

    hi durla what are the social assistance your org. if focussed in


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