The new NXT logo which features a stylized NXT with the words Moving our Communities Forward into a triangular map of the world.
The new NXT logo which features a stylized NXT with the words Moving our Communities Forward into a triangular map of the world.

NeXT Global Organization

Our story begins in 2013.  We approached leaders at US institutions of higher learning, schools & community partners throughout the Americas to develop a pilot community development initiative. The initiative planned to identify top scholars, entrepreneurs, scientists & creatives in diverse fields to advise, cultivate & support them in their ambitions & professional endeavors.

Today, the NeXT is directly generating a social impact with ambitious –  ideas, projects & dreams.  Our global coalition is comprised of social entrepreneurs, artists, scientists, engineers, musicians, teachers, doctors, lawyers & more importantly – community leaders.  It now includes over 1,200 throughout the world. They regularly gather digitally & in person to discuss the future of our communities  & seek to collaborate with diverse community partners, universities, corporations, foundations, NGOs & global leaders to develop groundbreaking thought, projects & initiatives that move communities forward.

The NeXT Global Organization is based in the United States from where it directs its efforts throughout the globe.

Our Values & Beliefs




Social Purpose

Hector H. Lopez

Hector H. Lopez

President & Founder

Hector’s professional journey has had an impact on the development of the Americas. For over 20 years, he has contributed to efforts of critical importance in international affairs, media, communication, community development & higher education throughout North, Central & South America.

Hector previously served as Senior Vice President, Assistant Vice President & Northeast U.S. Director of the National Hispanic Institute (NHI).  He worked in government serving as Industry Development Advisor & International Trade Liaison for the City of El Paso. Hector worked in higher education as Advisor to the Dean of Enrollment Management & as Assistant Director of Admission in charge of Latin America at Villanova University. He also served in national & international endeavors having worked for Generations United & the United States Peace Corps in Washington DC.

Hector is a Texas native of the US border city of El Paso. He is a graduate of the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University in Washington DC & holds a degree in International Politics with concentrations in International Law, Ethics and Organizations & a Certificate in Latin American Studies. Additionally, he holds a Masters degree in Strategic Communication with a focus in Organizational Communication, from Villanova University in Philadelphia.