Nonprofit Spotlight: FIRN

Hector Garcia, CEO and Executive Director FIRN (Foreign-born Information and Referral Network) Hector Garcia took over as CEO and Executive Director of FIRN in 2010 when the organization itself was in need of recovery. Founded in 1981 as an informal support service for students at Howard Community College, FIRN now serves immigrants from over 75 countries and is well known as the key resource in Central Maryland for the foreign born. However, resources and funding have proved challenging, and in today’s political climate there are urgent needs for legal assistance to protect families, as well as