ALL In Education
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Our challenge

We seek to build an Arizona where ALL communities have access to opportunity and justice.

 

Where no child is at risk of falling behind, where parents feel valued and supported and most importantly where ALL kids feel loved and honored in their classrooms.

 

Where every single attribute that students and families carry is viewed as an asset that should be nurtured and developed so they can be our state’s future leaders.

LATINOS ARE UNDERREPRESENTED AND UNDERPERFORMING, YET CRITICAL TO ARIZONA’S FUTURE

Economic Imperative

76% of Latinos graduate in 4 years compared to 83% of white students.

If we reduced the Latino dropout rate by half, the additional graduates would earn $31 million, which translates to an additional $23 million in spending annually.

Until Latinos have POWER, INFLUENCE and AUTHORITY at ALL LEVELS of education—from students to working families; teachers to administrators; school board members to governing officials; making financial decisions, influencing policy, and investing real capital—while collectively HOLDING LEADERS ACCOUNTABLE to creating access to opportunity and justice for Latino students and families…this problem will never end.

Team

Stephanie Parra

Executive Director

Stephanie Parra is the Executive Director of ALL In Education aims to ensure that the communities most impacted by education inequities are the ones making decisions for ALL students. Established to close the gap and achieve better representation on the state’s education policy-making bodies, ALL In Education aims to increase the number of Latino members on education boards that directly impact policy.

 

Stephanie is a first-generation American originally from Yuma, Arizona. As one of the first in her family to attend college, Parra saw first-hand the importance of education and the wonders it can do to develop a child’s life and future. She holds a Bachelor’s in Justice Studies and Psychology, and a Master’s in Higher and Postsecondary Education. Her passion for education led her to past roles at Teach For America, Arizona State University, T.W. Lewis Foundation, and the Arizona Education Association. Parra currently serves on the Governing Board of the Phoenix Union High School District, representing Ward 3.  She is passionate about ensuring every student in Arizona receives an excellent education and is adequately prepared to succeed in college, career, and life. 

 

“I am thrilled to join ALL In Education as the Executive Director. This cause is exactly the kind of organization Arizona Latino students and families need to be successful; one that listens, values their perspective, and shares their experiences. I look forward to collaborating with our community and local leaders to move our Latino families forward and advance educational equity in Arizona,” said Parra.

Anaiis Ballesteros

Anaiis Ballesteros

Communications Director

Anaiis Ballesteros, an Arizona native and first-generation college student, is passionate about ensuring every student has access to opportunity and justice in their education journey. Anaiis is currently Director of Communications at ALL In Education where is responsible for leading the strategy development for the communications efforts for the organization. 


She brings more than 10 years of professional marketing and communications experience in the non-profit, advocacy and political sectors. Prior to joining ALL In Education, Ms. Ballesteros was part of Expect More Arizona where she served as Director of Digital Engagement and led the digital engagement strategies. She was also part of the Helios Education Foundation team where she provided support to the marketing communications team in strategic communication development and marketing efforts in support of the Foundation’s strategic investment goals. Anaiis holds a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing Communications from the University of Arizona. 

Livier Delgadillo

Leadership programs director

Livier Delgadillo has over 15 years of experience working with a wide range of nonprofits focused on small business and community development, youth and early childhood development, and affordable housing for Special Needs populations. 

Prior to joining the ALL In Education team as Leadership Programs Director, she worked as the Membership Placement Coordinator for the Girl Scouts of Arizona Cactus Pine Council while also providing translation and marketing services to two marketing firms.  Before her work as the Membership Placement Coordinator, she was the Community Outreach Coordinator and the Commercial Kitchen Business Incubator Manager for Local First Arizona Foundation.  In this function, she helped develop, implement, and lead the Fuerza Local Arizona communications strategy which helped increase program participation and community engagement and led the DreamBuilder program which helped women fulfill their long-life dream of establishing their own business. A core piece of her work with these nonprofit organizations has been to identify and secure financing in the form of grants to continue providing critical community services. 

While her career has been focused on primarily assisting the nonprofit sector, helping families in various areas, and working with diverse populations, Livier has also worked with the public and private sectors to increase public awareness of access to programs and resources for the Latino community throughout the Valley.  

Her interest to help and fight for others is something she developed from an early age from being raised by immigrant parents in US-Mexican border community of Nogales, Arizona. As a cross-cultural interpreter, she can advocate for children as well as adults and parents who are afraid to have a voice due to their limitation in dominating the English Language. 

Livier has a Master’s of Nonprofit Administration Degree from the University of Notre Dame, a bachelor’s degree in Translation and Interpretation from the University of Arizona. She was born and raised in Nogales, Arizona and now resides in Phoenix, Arizona. 

 

Danny Hernandez

Community Empowerment Coordinator

Danny Hernandez is a progressive policy advocate and activist based in Phoenix. Currently, he serves as the Community Empowerment Coordinator for ALL in Education. 

 

A first-generation American, Danny became the first in his family to obtain a bachelors degree. Since then, he has amassed over a decade of professional experiences in political and policy advocacy; issue and electoral organizing; and program/campaign development and administration at the local, state and national level.

 

Danny moved to Phoenix from the east coast in late 2014. Before then, he lived in Washington, DC and Philadelphia, working as an advocate with non-profits and legal organizations representing various marginalized communities including LGBTQ service-members, Philadelphia labor leaders, and Pennsylvania agricultural migrant workers. In Arizona, Danny has maintained his commitment to social justice causes, namely in support of Phoenix-area youth as well as the state’s public school educators and staff. 

 

Beyond campaign and issue-related advocacy work, Danny also continues to mobilize Arizonans by sharing his story as a diversity, equity and inclusion speaker and facilitator. Danny is a Marine Corps veteran turned organizer, having lobbied directly for the repeal of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” law. Danny’s story — which helped shine a light on the injustices facing LGBT service members –was featured in NPR, The Guardian, MTV, CNN, C-SPAN, MSNBC, Washington Post, Univision and others, and included in the book “Our Time,” which gives first-hand accounts from over a dozen LGBTQ service members and veterans who served under “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.”

board of directors

Luis Avila

Luis Avila

Founder & Board Chairman

luis@iconico.io

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Luis Avila is the visionary Founder and Board Chairman of ALL In Education, the first incubation project of his nonprofit Instituto Lab, an accelerator and incubator focused in building political power with low-income and communities of color in Arizona. Luis has an extensive background in social justice work, and also serves as President and Founder of Iconico Campaigns, a company that works to build advocacy capacity in organizations in the U.S. and abroad. Migrating in 2000 from Mexico, Luis stayed in the U.S. to attend college, where he developed projects with people involved in arts, politics and social justice. In 2004, Luis learned about voting rights in Jackson, Mississippi, as part of the American Freedom Summer program. He collaborated with organizers and leaders to advocate for the DREAM Act, fought against anti-immigrant legislation SB1070 and challenged Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s discriminatory practices in Arizona.

 

In 2008, Luis joined the Obama campaign where he got insight on cornerstone aspects of electoral organizing. This knowledge, paired with technologies developed to boost volunteer engagement, is applied now in all his advocacy work. Luis spearheaded Somos América in 2011, the largest immigrant-rights coalition in Arizona, and has served on the Boards of Directors of UnidosUS, The New Teacher Project and Stand For Children. He’s a NextGen Google Fellow, a Pahara-Aspen Fellow, member of Education Leaders of Color and an advisor to several national civic engagement organizations.

Adriana Murrietta

Secretary & Treasurer

adriana@pharosfdn.org

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Adriana Murrietta currently serves as the Executive Director of the Pharos Foundation and has spent more than ten years working to improve education for Arizona students. A former director of multicultural community engagement at Expect More Arizona, Figueroa led the organization’s statewide outreach and mobilization efforts within the Hispanic and Native American communities and served as the spokesperson and point of contact for Spanish-speaking media.


Murrietta began her career in education as a member of the board of the Unitarian Universalist Early Education Cooperative Preschool in Paradise Valley. She later led the preschool as interim director, managing state compliance and deficiency elimination initiatives. Adriana expanded her role in education advocacy and policy as the operations and development manager at Stand for Children Arizona where she managed partnerships with Latino organizations, led volunteer outreach efforts and oversaw events and grant writing.


A proven leader in her community, Murrietta is a graduate of the Hispanic Leadership Institute and Valley Leadership and a founding board member of the Isac Amaya Foundation. She also serves as an advisory board member for All in Education, the Desert Botanical Garden and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona.


Murrietta resides in Phoenix with her two daughters and husband.

Leticia de la Vara

Leticia de la Vara

Vice Chair

leticia.delavara@tntp.org

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Leticia de la Vara advises TNTP’s executive team on strategy, accountability, innovation, and the implementation of organization-wide initiatives.

 

Previously, as a Partner, she provided oversight and support for the development and growth of internal and external Public Affairs projects and policy advisement. Prior to TNTP, Leticia held leadership positions at Friendly House, UnidosUS, Expect More Arizona, and One Arizona. In those roles, she worked with elected officials, community-based organizations, grassroots and grasstops leaders, business chambers, universities, and state and federal entities to meld policy with programs and enhance opportunities for historically marginalized communities.

 

Leticia currently serves as a governing board member of the ACLU of AZ, the AZ Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Chicanos por la Causa, and as the Arizona representative of the national ACLU. She was a recipient of the DHL Microbusiness Entrepreneurship Award, Phoenix Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 Award, the Valle del Sol/Univision Hispanic 40 Under 40 Award, and the 2014 recipient of the Hispanic Leadership Institute’s Alumni Leadership Award.

 

Leticia received her BS in nonprofit leadership and management from Arizona State University.

Dr. Jose Leyba

Board Member

leyba.jose@gmail.com

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Dr. José Leyba is a native Arizonan, received his Bachelor of Arts Degree at Arizona State University (ASU). In addition to K-12 teaching experience, Dr. Leyba has held positions as Principal, Director, Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources, and Superintendent of the Isaac School District (1995-2000) in Phoenix, Arizona. During his tenure as superintendent of schools, he served as Co-Chair of the 70 Arizona low wealth plaintiff, school districts that filed the Roosevelt vs. Bishop school finance lawsuit. His leadership and advocacy for equity was instrumental in the success of the case and the legislation that resulted in changing the inequitable Arizona system of school finance. Dr. Leyba also served as Co-Principal Investigator for a $15,000,000 National Science Foundation Math and Science Grant involving the Phoenix Union High School District and its elementary feeder districts.

 

After a successful tenure in K-12, Dr. Leyba transitioned to higher education. He has served as Associate Faculty at Arizona State University and Northern Arizona University. In 2001, he joined the Maricopa Community College District (MCCD) where he served in a variety of executive positions including Associate Vice Chancellor and Acting Vice Chancellor for Human Resources, Provost and Vice President. MCCD is one of the largest community college systems in the country with ten colleges serving over 200,000 students. 

 

In 2005, Dr. Leyba was named Interim President of Los Angeles Mission College (LAMC), one of nine colleges in the Los Angeles Community College District and an HSI. For family reasons he returned to Arizona, and served as Vice President for Corporate Development at the Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation and then retired from MCCD. He has pursued his passion for equity through his work as a national speaker and consultant in higher education and K-12. In Arizona, he served as consultant for the Arizona Department of Education (and as Chair/member of the Latinx Advisory Committee, Executive Leadership Coach for “Turnaround” School Principals/Superintendents at Arizona State University, and Executive Coach for New Superintendents with Grand Canyon University/ADE/ASA.

 

In January 3, 2011 Dr. Leyba assumed the executive leadership role of Acting Provost/Executive Vice Chancellor for the Pima Community College’s seven college campuses in Tucson, Arizona.

PCC is a long standing Hispanic Serving Institution. He had previously served as Interim Vice President of Instruction at PCC’s West Campus in 2009. After, completing this assignment he returned to the Phoenix area and since 2011 has continued his consultant and coaching assignments, and serves in the following roles: Executive Search and Retreat Consultant for the Association of Community College Trustees, Superintendent searches with JG Consulting, former Director, Association of Latino Administrators & Superintendents, (Superintendents Leadership Academy). Dr. Leyba also serves as Distinguished Faculty and Mentor for the National Community College Hispanic Council Fellows and formerly for the National Council on Black American Affairs Mid-Level African Administrators Leadership Institute. He has facilitated leadership and equity meetings/workshops in diverse colleges and school districts. 

 

In addition to mentoring, recruiting and developing leaders of color nationally, Dr. Leyba also facilitates professional development (equity, retreats, leadership, strategic planning, advocacy etc.), for College and K-12 Trustees/Governing Board Members throughout the country.

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Career Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in joining the ALL In Education team. Below are the current positions we are hiring for:

 

DEVELOPMENT AND MARKETING SPECIALIST

 

If you have any questions, please email admin@allineducation.org

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