Racial Equity Council

Through the Racial Equity investment area, NewSchools is investing $1.5 million in innovators with bold ideas to alleviate racial inequities in education. Instead of a traditional grantmaking approach, this is the council, comprised of parents, students, and education innovators, making the decisions.

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Ashley Edwards
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Ashley Edwards

Social Entrepreneur
Crystal Gray
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Crystal Gray

Parent and Community Leader
Cynthia Robinson-Rivers
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Cynthia Robinson-Rivers

School Leader
Dr. Dwight E. Rhodes
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Dr. Dwight E. Rhodes

Education Leader
Elizabeth Casillas
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Elizabeth Casillas

Parent and Community Organizer
Kentaro Iwasaki
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Kentaro Iwasaki

Education Leader
Oscar E. Cruz
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Oscar E. Cruz

Community Leader
Percilla Frizzell
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Percilla Frizzell

Social Entrepreneur
Pragya Upreti
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Pragya Upreti

Student
Taliq Tillman
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Taliq Tillman

Student
Wisdom Amouzou
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Wisdom Amouzou

School Leader
Renee Smith
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Renee Smith

Community Leader
Yulkendy Valdez
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Yulkendy Valdez

Social Entrepreneur