Mission

Our mission is to develop, place and connect essential Latino leaders in the education sector. We are building an ecosystem of Latino advocates by infusing Latino talent into positions of influence.

We believe that Latino leaders should be at the forefront of creating an equitable education for Latino students. Latinos for Education prepares nuestra comunidad to break down barriers to educational opportunity for the next generation of Latino students.

What We BELIEVE

We believe that education provides opportunities for students to decide their destiny.

Our Team

AMANDA FERNÁNDEZ, FOUNDER/CEO
R.D. LEYVA, PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Board of directors

JOANN GAMA

Superintendent, IDEA Public Schools

SUSAN VALDERDE

Vice President of Franchisee Operations, Sylvan Learning

TINA FERNÁNDEZ

Executive Director, Achieve Atlanta

ADVISORY Board

veronica palmer

Co-founder/CEO, RISE Colorado

LANDON MASCAREÑAZ

Executive Director, Strategy Development & Family Empowerment, Denver Public Schools

tom castro

CEO, El Dorado Capital

Latinos

FOR

Education

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