Andy Canales

Andy Canales

Board Co-Chair

Andy Canales is the Executive Director, Greater Houston at Latinos for Education, an education nonprofit organization that develops and places essential Latino talent onto positions of influence in the education sector.

Previously, Andy led the Center for Social Measurement and Evaluation at Children at Risk, a statewide children’s research and advocacy organization in Texas. Before moving to Houston, Andy served as a founding director of the Commit Partnership in Dallas, the region’s collective impact organization, where he led the flagship initiative to improve early literacy outcomes for over low-income 8,000 children. Beforehand, Andy worked in corporate philanthropy and as a teacher in high-need communities in NYC and in Miami as a Teach For America corps member.

Andy is a Harris County Leadership ISD Fellow and serves on the board of directors of multiple organizations making a difference in the community including the Latino Texas PAC, SWAG to College, and TEACH.

Andy holds a dual B.A. in Political Science and Religion from Pepperdine University and a Master’s of Science in Education from Hunter College.

As the son of Salvadoran immigrants and the first one in his family to graduate from college, Andy is passionate about expanding educational equity.

Follow Andy on Twitter: @andyacanales.

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