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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Elizabeth Casillas

Elizabeth Casillas

Parent and Community Organizer

Elizabeth Casillas is a community organizer with RISE Colorado, a nonprofit that works to educate, engage, and empower low-income families and families of color to be change agents for educational equity in Colorado’s public school system. Elizabeth is the mother of four children and enjoys volunteering and working with the Latinx community to improve educational equity.