Together we can build a better Homewood.

A VISION FOR HOMEWOOD
Una Visión para Homewood

What Carlos most values about Homewood is its top-notch schools and its vibrant community. When he first visited Patriot Park, he loved seeing people from all walks of life utilizing Homewood’s public spaces. However, while Homewood is becoming an increasingly more diverse and multicultural space, its leadership paints the opposite picture. With Carlos as Ward 2’s representative, Homewood City Council will gain the perspective it is missing in leadership. Together, let’s build a Homewood that is affordable, accessible and inclusive for all those who love this community.

Lo que Carlos mas valora de Homewood son sus escuelas excelentes y comunidad vibrante. La primera vez que visitó a Patriot Park, le encantó ver a personas de todos tipos usando los espacios públicos de Homewood. Sin embargo, aunque Homewood se está convirtiendo en un lugar mas diverso y multicultural, su liderazgo pinta la imagen opuesta. Con Carlos en la posición de representante de Ward 2, la ciudad de Homewood ganará una perspectiva que está ausente de su liderazgo. Juntos, vamos a construir un Homewood, asequible, accesible e inclusivo para todos los que aman esta comunidad.

Together we can build a better Homewood.

MEET THE MAN BEHIND THE FLAT BILL
Conozcan al hombre detrás de la gorra

Carlos Enrique Alemán is often seen around Homewood wearing his newest flat bill hat with the simple word, “IMMIGRANT” in big bold letters. He and his family moved to the United States from Nicaragua when he was 3 years old. After getting his degree at UC Santa Cruz, he picked up his PhD at Michigan State, where he met his wife and fellow PhD student at the time. After working in Atlanta, the two of them and their young daughter moved to Birmingham for a Samford teaching job. In 2018, he became Deputy Director at the Hispanic Interest Coalition of Alabama. When determining which neighborhood to which they wanted to move, finding a diverse, quality school for their daughter was at the top of their priority list. That’s when they first heard about Homewood, and knew that’s where they needed to be.

Carlos is passionate about education, literacy, public outdoor spaces, entrepreneurship and creating opportunities for others. He serves on a long list of boards including the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, the Literacy Council of Central Alabama, Red Mountain Park and WBHM while serving as full time Deputy Director of the Hispanic Interest Coalition of Alabama. An educator, deputy director, husband and father, one of Carlos’ greatest abilities is bridging gaps and bringing people together. He is dedicated to improving the quality of life of Latinxs and immigrants in Alabama, and is known by his peers as an empathetic leader with a track record of improving the spaces around him and getting things done.

Carlos Enrique Alemán se puede ver a menudo alrededor de Homewood con su gorra nueva con la simple palabra, “INMIGRANTE” en letras blancas. Se mudó con su familia a los Estados Unidos de Nicaragua cuando tenía 3 años. Después de graduarse de su bachillerato en UC Santa Cruz, estudió su doctorado en la Universidad Michigan State, donde conoció a su esposa quien también estudiaba su doctorado en ese tiempo. Después de trabajar en Atlanta, la pareja y su hija se mudaron a Birmingham para ser profesor con la Universidad Samford. En 2018, asumió el cargo de Subdirector de La Coalición del Interés Hispano de Alabama (¡HICA!). Cuando estaban decidiendo a cuál vecindario mudarse, encontrar una escuela diversa y de buena calidad era su prioridad. Por eso, cuando escucharon acerca de Homewood, supieron que querían vivir allí.  

A Carlos le apasionan la educación, promover alfabetismo, los espacios públicos al aire libre, el emprendimiento comercial local y crear oportunidades para otros. Él es parte de una larga lista de juntas directivas en Birmingham incluyendo el Instituto de Derechos Civiles de Birmingham, El Consejo de Alfabetización de Alabama Central, el Parque Red Mountain, y WBHM mientras trabaja a tiempo completo como sub-director de ¡HICA!. Como educador, sub-director, esposo y padre, una de las mayores habilidades de Carlos es de unir a las personas. Se ha dedicado a mejorar la calidad de vida de los inmigrantes Latinx en Alabama, y sus compañerxs lo reconocen por su liderazgo empático, su reputación por mejorar los espacios alrededor de él, y su habilidad por resolver problemas con eficacia.

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

Deputy Director
Hispanic Interest Coalition of Alabama (¡HICA!)
Assistant Professor of History and Latin American Studies
(2013-2018)
LEADERSHIP BIRMINGHAM CLASS OF 2019-2020
BOARD MEMBER
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute
BOARD MEMBER
The Literacy Council of Alabama
BOARD MEMBER
Red Mountain Park

ENDORSEMENTS

"Carlos is exactly what our community needs. His diverse background along with a career dedicated to civic engagement make him the perfect candidate. Carlos is a rising star in the larger Birmingham metro area and we are lucky to have him in Ward 2."

Michael Eady - PRESIDENT, Knight Eady

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JW Carpenter - Executive Director of the Birmingham Ed. Foundation

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Robert Shapiro, CEO of trulr

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Robert Shapiro, CEO of trulr

WHO'S MY COUNCILOR?

Carlos represents the strong and diverse Ward 2 (shown in yellow). If you’re curious to know if you fall within the district, consult the map below or look up your address on the City of Homewood website.

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