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NALEO Educational Fund

The National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) is the nation’s principal convener of Latino policymakers across all levels of office.

NALEO Educational Fund builds the governance and leadership skills of their membership on education policy issues, so they can more effectively champion an education agenda in their respective jurisdictions.

Our state allies can call on the NALEO Educational Fund to:

Provide guidance on engaging Latino state legislators.

In states with significant Latino populations and policymaker representation, partners often engage with NALEO Educational Fund for policymaker engagement assistance. (This engagement proved vital, for example, during state advocacy census outreach.)

Additional Alliance-funded support for state advocacy includes: 

    • Providing both seasoned and newly elected Latino state legislators professional development, support, networking, and technical assistance that they need to effectively guide their states during the ongoing COVID-19 public health crisis, an economic recession and recovery efforts, and the need to address inequities in this country. NALEO Educational Fund’s professional development programs provide programmatic content knowledge and focus on a set of core governance skills, such as relationship building, messaging, and budgeting that will help state legislators champion key policies and programs that are in place to benefit young children and their families.