WHO WE ARE
ACC was founded in 2008 to address a gap in services for low-income, Spanish-speaking immigrant families in North Aurora.
We aim to increase access to health and access to education for all local families.
Develop the capacities of underserved families, increase access to resources and promote social equity.
Foster healthy, interdependent communities by recognizing and engaging people’s capacities
Ingrid Wicker, Acting Interim Executive Director & Director of Operations
Ingrid Wicker joined the ACC in August of 2020 as the Director of Operations. She has a strong background in operations and technology management across the business and nonprofit sectors, focused on health and education. Ingrid was attracted to Aurora Community Connection because it allowed her to bring all her expertise and community interests to the organization.
Ingrid emigrated to the U.S. from Mexico in 2008 to join her family. She has a master’s in Information Technology Management from the Universidad TecMilenio and a bachelor’s degree in Administrative Information Systems from the Technologico de Monterrey.
Around the time she immigrated to the U.S. she started her nonprofit career working for the Dominican Home Health Agency, Colorado Latino Leadership and Research Organization, and the John Corcoran Foundation in operations and program management.
Ingrid takes great pride in ensuring that ACC’s systems and programs are efficiently serving the community and her work contributes to helping make people’s lives better. It warms her heart every day when she sees young people come for tutoring, families enrolling in health insurance for the first time and young mothers learning to be their children’s first teachers.
Outside of work, Ingrid is a cycling enthusiast and advocate for safety and access. For Ingrid, cycling promotes not only physical health, but also the health of the community and our environment. She advocates for cycling as a means of transportation, not only for recreation.
Board of Directors
The Board of Directors meets monthly to ensure that Aurora Community Connection is effective, viable and sustainable. In 2019, the Board is focusing on expanding ACC’s marketing and outreach efforts, planning fundraising activities and revising the organization’s strategic plan.
Community Advisory Board
The Community Advisory Board is a group of local representatives who meet monthly to discuss emerging community interests and needs. The insight and expertise of Community Advisory Board members informs ACC’s program development and strategic planning.