Alma V. Marquez

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Chief Engagement Officer
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
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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…

By Alma V. Marquez

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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…

By Alma V. Marquez

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Posted June 25, 2015
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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 Jan. 17, 2017
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The Fight That Should Matter Most to Progressive Advocates for Children Is Accountability

In 2007, candidate Barack Obama stood before the National Education Association and made it clear that he supports testing, accountability, choice and even merit pay.…

By Peter Cunningham

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Posted Jan. 19, 2017
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A Student’s Inaugural Poem to Trump

As I considered the 2016 campaign and election, thinking about how or if it should become central in my teaching or my classroom, I turned…

By Runal Patel, Seth MacLowry

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Posted Jan. 19, 2017
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I’m a Parent Fighting for My Children to Succeed

A parent first. That’s who I am, how I identify myself. My children are my pride, my joy and my contribution to the greater good.…

By Tafshier Cosby

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