Alma V. Marquez

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Staff

Del Sol Group

Los Angeles, California

Alma V. Marquez, Founder of Del Sol Group, has over 25 years of experience in finding solutions to complex problems and a vast network of allies locally and nationally.

Before founding Del Sol Group, Alma was Vice President of External and Government Affairs for Green Dot Public Schools, a national education reform organization that manages public charter.

Alma also served as the California Latino Vote Director for President Obama’s campaign, where she developed innovative Latino Voter strategies including the “Obama Nos Llama” campaign.

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Posted Oct. 12, 2016
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My Daughter and I Are Chicanas From East L.A. Who Believed in ‘Si Se Puede’ 8 Years Ago and Still Do Now

Yesterday, on International Girls Day, I went to Washington, D.C., with my teen daughter as we were invited to the…

By Alma V. Marquez

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Posted May 27, 2016
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Audacity of Nope: You Want People of Color Until You Don’t

I’d never say conservatives, especially those in education reform, have been cowed into silence. Conservatives tend to run the game,…

By Alma V. Marquez

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Posted Jan. 12, 2016
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Ask Latino Students and They’ll Deliver: Jaime Escalante Is Proof That High Standards Get Results

For Latino students to succeed, they need teachers who believe in them. Jaime Escalante understood that, but not all teachers…

By Alma V. Marquez

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Posted Oct. 23, 2015
LatinosCollege

College for M’ija, and Your Kid Too

Latino parents are optimistic about public schools in our country, more so than any other parent groups studied in the…

By Alma V. Marquez

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Posted Oct. 1, 2015
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How I Became a Warrior for Education Reform

Twelve years ago, I joined the education reform battle in California because too many of our kids were failed by…

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Posted Aug. 19, 2015
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Straight Outta Options

Compton has a special place in my heart, and I’d be lying if I said that I wasn’t excited about…

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Posted July 10, 2015
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VIDEO: ESL Should Not Be a Barrier to a College Education

America has the lowest college completion rate among developed countries, but for immigrant students the challenges of graduating are even…

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Posted June 25, 2015
antoniostudents

In the Fight for Better Schools, Mayors Put Kids First

Long a champion of educational equity, former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa gave an impassioned speech at the U.S. Conference…

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Posted Feb. 22, 2017
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#MyBlackHistory: My Mom Had to Lie to Get Me Into a Good School. No Parent Should Have to Do That.

In a nation as wealthy as America, no parent should have to lie about their address to get their child into a high-quality school. Sadly, I have heard this same tale from many, many other Black families.…

By Nate Bowling

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Posted Feb. 21, 2017
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#MyBlackHistory: Here’s Why I Became an Engineer and How I’m Helping Kids Do It Too

When I was just 9 or 10 years old, I found out that I had a true love and passion for science. Now I want to see that other kids get that chance.…

By Jason Coleman

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Posted Feb. 21, 2017
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#MyBlackHistory: Why I’m Celebrating Every Black Genius From City Blocks to the White House

We will never meet a Black child who is not a genius and there is no secret to how we support them: We first treat them as human and then we then support them with love. …

By David J. Johns

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