Our Team

Founder, President, and Executive Director

Jesus Esquivel

Senior Program Managers

Adriana Mateo

Mayra Medina

Office and Business Coordinator / Out of School Time Coordinator

Stephanie Diaz

Director of Arts and Culture

Nancy A . Cortes

Music Programs Director

Fabian Lopez

Michael Millikan

Physical Education and Health and Wellness Director

Family and Community Empowerment Coordinators

Luz Ramirez

Maria Ruiz

Out-of School Time and Compliance Coordinator

Maricela Marquez

Urban Dance Coordinator

Sergio Rodriguez

Media Arts and Technology Coordinator

Cristian Paul Camarena

Consultants and Advisors

Manuel J. Medina, 

President of Pilsen Neighbors Community Council and Former Chief Officer of the Chicago Public Schools,  Office of Language and Cultural Education Officer

Dr. Margarita Ramos

CEO, EDUX Mexico and 

Executive Director of Medina-Ramos Global Education Group

Dr. Jerry B. Olson and Associates

Grant and Evaluation Consulting Group

Dr.  Joseph C. Fischer

President and Executive Director of America Baila: Folkdance Company of Chicago and Former Professor at National-Louis University

Frances Garcia

Principal (retired) at Calmeca Dual Language and Fine Arts Academy

Jee Yeun Lee

Former Director of Development at Columbia College Chicago, Chicago Center for Arts Partnerships


Karol Garfias

Andres F. Medina