Our Team

President and Executive Director
Myrna Fragoso

Myrna Fragoso brings over 20 years of experience working with Latino families in the area of parental involvement. Mrs. Fragoso has collaborated with various private, public, not-for-profit and governmental organizations to provide hundreds of workshops for the Chicago Public Schools and coordinated Statewide parent conferences focused on the education of the Latino family.

Director of Immigration Services
Natividad Hernandez

Natividad Hernandez has spent the past twenty years assisting thousands of Latino immigrants in becoming legal residents and U.S. citizens. She is accredited by the Immigration Board of Appeals.


Deputy Director of Immigration Services Maria Rodriguez

Administrative Assistant Estela Rubio


Director of Education, Grants and Partnerships AnnMarie Rios

Deputy Director of Education, Grants and Partnerships Nelida Arellano

SW RISE Program Manager Montsserrat Hernandez

Pilsen RISE Program Manager Joselyn Vargas

Bensenville RISE Program Manager Ricardo Lemus

Adult Education Coordinator Gisela Reyes

Case Manager Supervisor Myriam LeilaRey

Inventory Coordinator Samuel Barriga

Data Manager Diane Gracia

Human Resources Jaqueline Olguin

Perez Elementary Site Coordinator Beronica Alvarado

Cooper Dual Language Academy Site Coordinator Maribel Araiza

Sandoval Elementary Site Coordinator Berenice Osorio

Hurley Elementary Site Coordinator Maria Guzman

Patrick Henry Elementary Site Coordinator Diana Valente

Gage Park High School Site Coordinator Lorraine Hicks

Benito Juarez High School Site Coordinator Aurelia Hernandez

Roosevelt High School Site Coordinator Nube Vinansaca

Whittier Elementary Site Coordinator Daisy Navarrete

North River Elementary Site Coordinator Emily Coffee

Saucedo AcademySite Coordinator Tessa Hollister

Johnson ElementarySite Coordinator Silvia Acuña

Blackhawk Middle School Site Coordinator Lilian Rodriguez

Tioga ElementarySite Coordinator Gloria Escalante

Fenton High School Site Coordinator Tom Cantlin