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

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. 

 

Jeff Zetino

Research and policy Director

As a first-generation college graduate, Jeff experienced the challenges of accessing a quality education and the life-changing opportunities that come with that education. Jeff has made it his life’s mission to make those opportunities available to all students, no matter what zip code they live in.  His career in community transformation has allowed him the opportunity to work with a variety of sectors. His experience in navigating the increasingly intertwined relationships between governments, the private sector, the non-profit sector, and grassroots advocacy agencies facilitates his work for meaningful and impactful systemic change in Arizona’s education system.

Danny Hernandez

Community Impact and Learning Specialist

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.”

Mirka Martinez

Leadership Programs Specialist

Mirka Martinez, is the proud daughter of Mexican immigrants. Raised in Somerton, Arizona, Mirka attended the University of Arizona and became the first in her family to attend and graduate from college. These lived experiences have been a catalyst for Mirka’s professional endeavors where she remains passionate about service, education, community engagement and resource equity, ensuring families have the tools they need to realize their educational aspirations.

Mirka is the Leadership Programs Specialist for ALL In Education where she utilizes her skills on recruitment and planning for ALL In Education’s Leadership programs, including the Parent Educator Academy. Prior to Working with ALL In Education, Mirka worked with CPLC where she managed the Southern Arizona Workforce program. In this position, she focused on helping young adults find their career paths by creating internship programs with Tucson nonprofits and small companies during the summer.

Bryanna Cisneros

Development and Marketing Specialist

Bryanna Cisneros is the Development and Marketing Specialist at ALL in Education. As a first generation Mexican-American and first generation college graduate, Bryanna is passionate about ensuring that ALL students have the access and opportunities to receive a higher education, whether that be at a four year institution or a trade school. 

 

Bryanna has over 10 years of experience working in the non-profit sector where she has gained valuable skills and experiences to help her move the work of ALL In Education forward. Prior to joining the ALL In Education team, she worked as the Member Placement Manager for the Girl Scouts Arizona Cactus-Pine Council. While there, she co-led and managed teams of volunteers that facilitated workshops and retreats to develop and foster the leadership skills of the participants that would then help mentor and use those skills with the troop members in the Girl Scouts. 

 

During her time at the Maricopa Community Colleges, Bryanna was a member of the Student Public Policy Forum (SPPF) where she learned about the importance of advocacy through positive social change. During this year-long experiential program, Bryanna learned about local, state, and national public policy making, including being a positive influence on the citizenry and encouraging civic involvement. 

 

Through her experiences at SPPF, she was able to idenfity her field of study. She attended Arizona State University and received a Bachelor of Science in Public Service and Public Policy. Bryanna is currently part of the inaugural cohort of Adelante Fellows, which will help her develop her leadership and social organizing skills.

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.

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.

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.

OUR CORE VALUES

COMMUNITY CONNECTED

We are deeply connected to the roots of our community; we engage those voices that others ignore. We strive for constant input and involvement from those impacted within the communities we serve. 

LEARN, ADAPT, LEARN

We are an organization that listens, learns, and adapts to this ever evolving field. We will leverage our continuous learning to update and refine our actions in real-time.

INDEPENDENCE

We are an independent entity. We do not do favors, make deals, or play favorites – we are all about serving our mission in an objective and independent way that drives real change in education in Arizona.

PARTNERSHIP BASED

We actively engage partners in our journey to ensure system-wide engagement in change and an inclusive community support approach to our work.

DARING LEADERSHIP

We are not afraid to take risks, call out what is not working, and take the lead to elevate and amplify what works. We are all about advancing the field to ensure outcomes for youth.

Funding Partners

Career Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in joining the ALL In Education team. We currently do not have any openings.

 

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

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