Jessica Santana, Co-founder & CEO of America On Tech, Selected as a 2021 Boulder Fund Recipient Through Education Leaders of Color
On February 9, 2021, Education Leaders of Color (EdLoC) announced our Co-founder and CEO, Jessica Santana, as one of the recipients of its 2021 Boulder Fund grants. Through this fund, America On Tech (AOT) will receive a $100K grant for its work in the Los Angeles region this year.
Jessica was also recently selected for a 2021 Buildies Anywhere Award through Commsor for pushing the future of work and culture forward.
About EdLoC and The Boulder Fund:
Education Leaders of Color (EdLoC), a membership organization of over 400 leaders of color, aims to break through the polarizing divides that have consumed efforts to improve public education. It was launched in 2016 by, and for, leaders of color in education and related fields to connect, elevate, and empower each other to advance solutions that benefit Black and Latino children nationwide.
Its national membership is motivated by a desire to transcend the current paradigm in education, and is united by EdLoC’s Third Way Values: ending generational poverty; creating sustainable change; creating schools for all children; advancing multiple innovations; and going beyond education to holistically address the barriers to success for Black and Latino kids.
The Boulder Fund is a multi-million dollar grant program to support the innovations of leaders of color in education. The fourth cohort of eight leaders of color from across the country has been awarded a total of $800,000 to support the launch or expansion of creative solutions to some of the most pressing issues in the field. Over the last four years, EdLoC has invested 3.1M in 29 leaders from across the network.