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The Latinx Alliances strives to be the most connected, active, thriving, and culturally responsive Latinx leadership network in pursuit for educational equity in the United States. Together, we form una fuerza of over 6,500 Latinx corps members, alumni, and staff.

Why we say "Latinx"

At Teach For America, we aspire to be an all-inclusive organization. This is why our community has decided to use the term Latinx. The "x" makes the word “Latino” gender-neutral and inclusive of genders outside of the male-female binary. Latinx includes people of Latin American descent of diverse cultural, national, racial, indigenous and linguistic backgrounds. Additionally, it’s inclusive of individuals whose gender identities fluctuate along different points of the spectrum from a gender or nonbinary to gender non-conforming, genderqueer, genderfluid, and intersex. To learn more about the origins of “Latinx,” listen to this interview from Latino USA.


Our Mission

Our Mission is to connect and forge pathways to enable members of the Latinx community to achieve their full educational, economic, and social potential.

We do this by:

  • Mobilizing the TFA Latinx community to grow and strengthen the movement for educational equity and excellence. 
  • Partnering with Latinx families, communities, and organizations across the nation and serve as an advocate for educational equity within the Latinx community.
  • Providing leadership development opportunities to help TFA Latinx community members thrive in their chosen profession and become leaders in all capacities, including executive-level leadership positions.
  • Building leadership across all sectors that influence education, to accelerate our progress toward “One Day.”

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Join the corps and Expand Life opportunities for Latinx Students

One in six Latinx students attends a high school where graduating isn’t the norm. In classrooms across the country, our corps members are working with passion and commitment in giving their students an education that will change and expand life opportunities for Latinx students.

Join Our Staff

We’re deeply humbled to be recognized as a great place to work by both Fortune and Latina Style. Latinxs are leaders at all levels of our staff. See the roles we have open for you.

Get to know EVB, CEO of TFA

Elisa Villanueva Beard wears many hats: she's a mother, wife, CEO, proud Latina, and received an honorary mention as Latina Exec of the year from Latina Style. Watch as Elisa, also known as EVB, describes the journey that galvanized her lifelong commitment to educational equity.

Join the Community

It’s crucial that we continue to advance conversations about education and opportunity in the Latinx community. Learn more about the role of Latinx community in education and join the conversation on Facebook, TwitterInstagram, and LinkedIn.


Julio Garcia on giving back to community that raised him

Listen to Teach For America alumnus Julio Garcia's (Rio Grande Valley '13) moving speech during TFA's 25th Anniversary Summit on how his middle and high school Teach For America teachers influenced him to not only attend college but also return to his hometown to teach.

For the DACA Community

We believe that all children, regardless of immigration status, are entitled to pursue an education and a successful path contributing to society without fear of deportation. We’re committed to recruiting eligible individuals with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status, often referred to as "Dreamers." Read more joining TFA as a DACA recipient.

Leadership Building within Our Latinx Community

Our work would not be possible without our national Latinx partners and collaborators. Explore resources for advocating for and supporting Latinx students and families, at any stage of your career.

Candelario Cervantez

Candelario Cervantez

National Senior Managing Director, Latinx Alliances

Candelario Cervantez (he, him, his, él) is a business executive who is committed to opening educational opportunities to historically underrepresented and underserved minority populations and a champion for educational equity and excellence. Candelario is also a strong advocate of the promotion and advancement of diverse leaders in all industries.

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