Fortaleza’s mission is to catalyze collective action among parents, educators, community members, and faith leaders to ensure educational equity, and to remove systemic barriers impacting the education outcomes of Latino students.
COME TOGETHER TO HONOR THE RICH HERITAGE AND BOUNDLESS POTENTIAL OF THE LATINO & HISPANIC COMMUNITY.
Our purpose is to advocate for the removal of structural inequities and barriers impacting the education of Latino students and to advocate for the elimination of Latino education opportunity gaps, including but not limited to:
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If you would prefer to mail us a contribution, please send a check payable to:
C/O LAW OFFICES OF MAYTE RAMOS
16 JACKSON STREET
Lowell, MA 01852
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We are a 501(c)(3) charitable organization,
All contributions are tax-deductible.
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Beginning as a grassroots group in 2017, Fortaleza was born out of a call to action by Luis Pedroso to a group of Latino community leaders, parents, educators, and faith leaders to find a solution to the achievement gap of Latinos students within Lowell. Fortaleza’s founders pondered the question: Why are Latino students not attaining the same level of success in comparison to other groups of students (including other marginalized groups) in our Lowell Public School and beyond? Through many brainstorming sessions, focus groups, parent and student meetings, and the help of educators, the group determined that advocacy for system change was its priority.