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OUR PURPOSE.

OCI Group is a social purpose consulting firm focused on economic and leadership development.

Social purpose is at the core of our work because we are passionate about actively engaging our community and altering the way business is conducted in this global 21st century society by demonstrating that “social good” is good for business and good for our communities.

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We work with companies, organizations, educational institutions, and individuals to support building genuine “social purpose businesses (SPBs),” through which we demonstrate that being concerned with the “greater good” in the community will help them achieve their goals and improve their bottom line.

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OUR PROCESS.

One of OCI Group’s most distinctive features is our three-step consulting model that addresses Paradigm, Purpose, and Practice. We work with clients to shape their outlook and craft leadership and economic development practices, with the intent to utilize this for the benefit of the community around them.

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We engage local leaders, business owners and develop resources — social, political and financial — to create a contingent of people that will support the client’s endeavors.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our Team

All six of the OCI Group owners have over 60 years of combined experience in providing these kinds of services, specifically, educational outreach, community organizing, marketing and communications, and strategic campaign planning. They each have lived and been involved with ventures all over the United States, Latin America and Europe.

H. Analco González, JD, MBA

Managing Partner; Business & Community Development, Special Ventures

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Born in San Antonio, Texas, raised throughout México and in San Antonio. Founder of the Hispanic Youth Leaders Organization. Founder of the San Antonio Young Leaders Conference. Founder of the National Hispanic Institute – OLLU Leadership Service Center. A graduate of Health Careers High School, San Antonio, Texas. Bachelor of Arts from Rice University, Houston, Texas. MBA from Our Lady of the Lake University, San Antonio, TX and a Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of Texas School of Law, Austin, TX. Adjunct Professor in the School of Business and Leadership at Our Lady of the Lake University.

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Professor Analco González has taught at Memorial High School in the Edgewood ISD of San Antonio, TX. He owned and co-founded an importing company originally out of Buenos Aires, Argentina. He is a volunteer and consulting chief trainer for numerous leadership experiences implemented locally, nationally, and internationally by the National Hispanic Institute and the local affiliate, The National Hispanic Institute at San Antonio (formerly the San Antonio Community Leadership Council). He serves on the Board of Directors for the national non-profits, Center for New Communities (C4NC) and the National Hispana Leadership Institute (NHLI), both based out of Washington, D.C., and the Texas-based non-profit, Healthy Futures of Texas. Analco has lived and studied throughout various parts of México as well as in San Juan, Puerto Rico and Buenos Aires, Argentina. He has won numerous awards; most recently was awarded the Distinguished Alumni Award by the National Hispanic Institute. He has authored several articles one of which was published in the Journal of Legal Studies Education. Analco writes and develops business and leadership training curriculum for non-profits, educational institutions, as well as for corporations. He was ranked as the “Top 100 Emerging Latino Leaders” by the National Hispanic Institute in 2012.

H. Analco González, JD, MBA

Managing Partner

Luis G. González, JD

Senior Partner; Business Development & International Relations

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Born and raised in San Antonio, Texas. Founding member of the Hispanic Youth Leaders Organization while in middle school. First Secretary of State from the City of San Antonio at the annual leadership experience, The Lorenzo De Zavala Youth Legislative Session, by the National Hispanic Institute. A graduate of Communication Arts High School, San Antonio, Texas. Bachelor of Arts from Stanford University, Stanford, California, and a Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of Texas School of Law, Austin, TX.

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Luis owned and co-founded an importing company originally out of Buenos Aires, Argentina. He is a volunteer and consulting chief trainer for numerous leadership experiences implemented locally, nationally, and internationally by the National Hispanic Institute and the local affiliate, The National Hispanic Institute at San Antonio (formerly the San Antonio Community Leadership Council). Luis has traveled to Costa Rica, where he went on a national soccer tour with his collegiate team at Stanford. He has also lived and studied throughout Europe, particularly in Spain, as well as in New York City, Washington D.C., and Buenos Aires, Argentina. Luis was recently recognized with the National Hispanic Institute’s Distinguished Alumni Award and he was ranked as the “Top 100 Emerging Latino Leaders” by the National Hispanic Institute in 2012. He currently has his own law practice focused on business law and intellectual property.

Luis G. González, JD

Senior Partner

Ixchell González, M.Ed.

Partner; Educational Curriculum & Organizational Management

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Born and raised in Cuernavaca, Morelos, México and San Antonio, Texas. Founding member of the Hispanic Youth Leaders Organization. Founding member of the San Antonio Community Leadership Council. She attended schools in México and Texas graduating from Health Careers High School in San Antonio, Texas. Receiving a Bachelor in Education with a Minor in Reading from St. Mary’s University and a Master in Educational Leadership from Our Lady of the Lake University, San Antonio, Texas.

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Ixchell is a graduate of numerous top-ranked leadership programs including the National Hispana Leadership Institute’s “Executive Leadership Program”, the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University “Effective Change through Public Policy Management” Certificate Program, and the Center for Creative Leadership’s “Leadership Development” Program. She has been a professional dancer/instructor throughout the U.S. and México. She continues to be a life long educator serving as a volunteer, teacher, curriculum coordinator, Head of School and Superintendent. She is the chief architect behind the contemporary Project Administrator position of the National Hispanic Institute at San Antonio’s Great Debate Team. Ixchell has lived and studied throughout various parts of México.

Ixchell González, M.Ed.

Partner


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Olivia Travieso, MPA

Partner; Public Affairs, Branding & Marketing

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Born and raised in San Antonio, Olivia is a graduate of Incarnate Word High School (IWHS). She was a founding member and President of the IWHS Chapter of the Hispanic Youth Leaders Organization. Olivia has her Bachelor of Arts in Latin American Studies and Political Science from Southwestern University. She holds a Master of Public Affairs from the Lyndon B. Johnson School at the University of Texas at Austin and completed the LBJ School Portfolio Program in Nonprofit Studies through the RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service. While at the LBJ School she was published as a contributing author for the “Texas Financial Transparency: Open and Online,” Policy Research Project and served as the Teaching Assistant for the City Manager of San Antonio.

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In addition to public affairs, Olivia is the chief branding and marketing person for OCI Group and has been the liaison working with our partner Rumble Creative on various projects, including San Antonio’s SA2020. She continues to be the driving force behind community initiatives as a volunteer Lead Trainer, Community Outreach Coordinator and Parent Liaison for the National Hispanic Institute at San Antonio (formerly the San Antonio Community Leadership Council). She has also contributed as a volunteer for the National Hispanic Institute’s local, national and international leadership experiences. Olivia has lived and studied in several parts of México, as well as in Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay and Brazil.

Olivia Travieso, MPA

Partner

Anita L. Fernández, MA

Partner; Latin American Relations, Nonprofit Management

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Born and raised in San Antonio, Texas. Founder and first President of the IWHS Chapter of the Hispanic Youth Leaders Organization. Graduate of Incarnate Word High School, San Antonio, Texas. A Graduate of Southwestern University with a B.A. in Latin American Studies and a focus in Anthropology. A graduate of the University of Texas at Austin Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies, M.A.

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Anita served as a pivotal contributor toward the development of community and public affairs during her time at the Museo Alameda, the first formal Smithsonian affiliate in the U.S. and the official Latino Museum of Texas and remains a dedicated community supporter of the arts. She also volunteers as the Project Administrator for the National Hispanic Institute at San Antonio’s Great Debate Team, a program for high school freshmen. She has experience developing and implementing college readiness curriculum for the K – 12 grade levels. She is currently a District 1 Appointee for the San Antonio SA2020 Commission on Education. Youth leadership, education and culture remain at the heart of her personal and professional endeavors. Anita has lived and studied in D.F., Oaxaca, Veracruz, and Chiapas, México.

Anita L. Fernández, MA

Partner

José Alberto Vidal, MBA

Junior Partner; Small Business, International Relations

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A native of Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, México, and is a graduate of Cathedral High School in El Paso, TX. He has a Bachelor of Arts in International Business and Marketing from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas and an MBA from the University of Phoenix.

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He owned an importing company originally out of Buenos Aires, Argentina. José Alberto has lived, worked and studied throughout México as well as in Puerto Montt and Puerto Varas, Chile and Buenos Aires, Argentina. Currently, he is involved in a business initiative on the Eastside of San Antonio, TX.

José Alberto Vidal, MBA

Junior Partner

SERVICES.

 

Economic Development

Intergovernmental Affairs & Lobbying

Strategic Outreach

Communications

Marketing & Branding

 

Case Study

Economic Development Case Study

Just A Dollar

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The east side of San Antonio has been home to families for decades and they have a history that is abundant in culture and rich with potential. They hold the promise to contribute to the advancement of the entire city through economic development, educational investment and innovative community initiatives. This is why one of OCI Group’s founding partners, Jose Vidal, is one among many businesses, organizations and community members who have chosen to re-invest in this part of town. At the beginning of 2012, Mr. Vidal decided to open the “Just A Dollar” store in the east side to contribute to the economic growth but also with the intent of investing in different educational initiatives for youth.

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He turned to OCI Group for their services in logo development, franchise consultation, general business consultation, marketing and promotions, community outreach, events (planning)/curriculum and social networking. Even more importantly, with the guidance of OCI Group, Just A Dollar is designing a scholarship that will allow youth in the community to implement their own original ideas, pursue their own interests and simultaneously create monetary, social and other resources, while leaving a positive impact for others. “We also feel that this can be the first step in demonstrating innovative educational tools for students in the east side of San Antonio and beyond through private initiatives. It’s up to us to focus on our communities assets, our youth, and make this city the model for others to follow when it comes to economic and community development,” said Vidal. Currently, Vidal oversees the management and daily operations of this enterprise. OCI Group continues to be involved in promotions and community outreach for Just a Dollar to ensure that this venture fulfills its potential to positively impact the direction of the east side redevelopment and becomes a replicable model that can be implemented throughout other areas of the Greater San Antonio Community.

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Leadership Development

Educational Consulting

Curriculum Development & Implementation

Workshops/Presentations

Governance

 

Case Study

Leadership Development Case Study

National Hispanic Institute at San Antonio

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For over 15 years, the National Hispanic Institute at San Antonio (NHISA), formerly the San Antonio Community Leadership Council, has worked with thousands of area youth to cultivate their leadership development, promote community involvement and foster cultural awareness for all those who participate in the National Hispanic Institute’s (NHI) summer experiences. As the regional affiliate of NHI, NHISA is able to reinforce the ideology and practice of this youth leadership organization with youth from across San Antonio and the surrounding areas—building a new vanguard of Latino leadership that will carry our Latino Community through the 21st century.

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The founders and partners of OCI Group all met through their shared passion for and work with NHI and NHISA. These organizations have left an indelible impact on the lives of OCI Group’s consultants, so we have continued to support the advancement of their initiatives through communications and marketing services, community outreach and branding, curriculum writing at the local and national level, capital campaign and fundraising oversight, among other general nonprofit consultation services.

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The partners of OCI Group have been involved with NHISA since its inception in 1995 so there are numerous examples of work that has been executed over the years, however a recent example is OCI Group’s development of the relationship between NHISA and the San Antonio Spurs Sports and Entertainment organization. OCI Group connected NHISA with the San Antonio Spurs Sports and Entertainment organization to promote the members of the San Antonio Great Debate team and sell Spurs tickets where a portion of the proceeds went toward fundraising for the student participants. Members of the Great Debate team and their families have rallied around the Spurs organization promoting and selling a record number of tickets for a partnership of this nature. In addition, the Great Debate team members and staff have been recognized pre-game or during half time at center court in front of a packed AT&T Center for multiple Spurs games.

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Through this creative and engaging opportunity, a new model for community involvement and connection was developed which promotes and supports the youth of our city and the positive and strategic contributions that organizations like the San Antonio Spurs, the NBA, the National Hispanic Institute and OCI Group can make. The NBA is currently looking to the San Antonio Spurs and NHISA as a model for what can be done throughout the rest of the league, making this a sustainable and replicable effort for the future.

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“OCI Group has injected our mission with tremendous energy, strategy and big ideas that are coming to fruition across our award-winning programs.  Through content, personal involvement and alignment of resources for greater impact – they are part of our team and we are better for it.”

–Antonio Tijerino, President and CEO of the Hispanic Heritage Foundation.

Partners

The following are some of the clients, boards or supporters of OCI Group for which we have provided economic or leadership development services and assisted with leadership initiatives at a local, national and/or international level.

DISCLAIMER: OCI Group utilizes the term “partner” as a way to describe a client and/or supporter of OCI Group. The term “partner” in no way suggests a legal business partnership formation. OCI Group does not provide legal services to its clients/”partners”.

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