We support an ecosystem of Latino education leaders to access highly influential roles and opportunities. The Aspiring Latino Leaders Fellowship, Latino Board Fellowship, and our members-only platform EdCentro provide pathways for the increased representation and impact of Latino education leaders. Through our programming and support, we are infusing more Latino talent into positions of influence in the education sector.
ASPIRING LATINO LEADERS FELLOWSHIP
Focuses on accelerating the careers of emerging Latino education leaders. Participants explore the diaspora of Latino identities and receive training on becoming stronger community advocates.
Latino Board FellowsHIP
Identifies, supports, and matches Latino leaders outside of education to join high-performing education nonprofit boards. We provide board training and content focused on Latino educational experiences.
Connects Latinos to professional development, career opportunities, and other Latinos in the education sector. Our platform fosters community building with our national network of Latino education leaders and we partner with select organizations seeking Latino talent.
We are unapologetic about who we are and how our identity shapes our perspective. We value authenticity and we see our experiences and histories as a source of pride.
We act with passion and conviction because we value the assets of the Latino community. We are resilient in the long term pursuit of ensuring students achieve an equitable education.
We see value in knowledge, relationships, and ideas that may be different than our own. We seek to learn, grow, and become more inclusive with others in a multicultural world.
We are fierce advocates of educational justice fueled by love, hope, and belief in the Latino community. We use our voice and influence to promote decision-making centered on students and equity.
We believe educational equity will be achieved through a shared vision and collaboration across the Latino community. We work together to navigate, challenge, and change structures that remove barriers to educational opportunity.
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×