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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Vanessa Henriquez-Pimblott

Vanessa Henriquez-Pimblott

Parent Leader

Vanessa was born and raised in the beautiful and bustling city of Los Angeles. Greatly influenced by her grandfather, she learned early on in childhood, the importance of advocating for oneself and how centering curiosity with action can truly change communities. She currently resides in St. Louis, Missouri and has demonstrated a passion for educational excellence through her personal advocacy and community organizing. Early childhood education is a specific issue Vanessa has dedicated much of her efforts in, working to ensure equitable and quality early childhood education for children, regardless of zip code, residency, or economic status.