When Latinos Succeed, We All Succeed
Latinos currently make up 25% of school children and will become a third of the US population by 2050. Yet, educational equity is still out of reach for 5.4 million Latino students. Our nation is dependent on this future workforce that needs increased access and opportunity for an excellent education. We need more Latino education leaders serving as decision makers and advocates to work alongside Latino students and families for their collective empowerment. At Latinos for Education, we are leading a coalition of Latino education leaders to increase access and more equitable pathways for Latino children.
The State of Latino Education in the US
of leaders on education boards
of leaders on executive teams in education organizations
We have a shared responsibility for making sure this is not the cycle that continues for our families and our community.
As a first generation college graduate, I’ve seen the impact of having Latino role models first hand, and I’m committed to ensuring that more students see leaders that look like them.
In my own experiences, I have had few Latinos to connect with as peers. To achieve progress, we need organizations like Latinos for Education to create accessible networks for Latino leaders in this field.
INCREASING INFLUENCE AND IMPACT
We are the first Latino-founded and led national organization solely dedicated to creating leadership pathways for Latinos in education. Our community of Latinos inside and outside of the education sector is being positioned to increase their influence and impact to serve Latino students and families.
OUR VALUES GUIDE OUR WORK
Our values serve as a foundation that brings our Latino communities together. While we celebrate the diversity of viewpoints, backgrounds and experiences of our network, we also believe that common values can unite our community to collectively reach our vision.
R.D. Leyva, Chief of Staff×
Amanda Fernández, CEO/Founder×
Lorena Lopera, Executive Director of Massachusetts×
Daniel Velasco, Chief Operating Officer×
Andy Canales, Executive Director of Texas×
José Coló, Director of Greater Boston Programs×
Samantha Ader, Director of Operations×
Johana Muriel Grajales, Director of National Strategy and Innovation×
Sylvia Vieira, Manager of National Programs×
Lorena Lopera, Executive Director of New England×