ABOUT

Mission

Si Se Puede Foundation is a community bridge builder and leader in providing educational opportunities and services that improve the quality of life of under-served populations

Vision

To maximize the potential of each individual by increasing educational equity and developing servant leaders. 

Moto

Enter to learn...depart to serve

TEAM
Alberto L. Esparza

President and CEO

E. Michael Acevedo

Vice President

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Oscar Tejeda

Soccer Director

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Gabriel Buldra

Certified Public Accountant

Faridodin Lajvardi

Vice President of STEM Initiatives

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Karime Rosas
Frank Granillo

Scholar Program Administrator

Vice President of STEM Diversity

Board Members

Noemi Bohn

Senior Care Worker

Magellan Complete Care of Arizona

Dr. Ray Rivers, PhD

Vice President of Learning 

Estrella Community College

Chris Schnick

Dean of Arts and Sciences

Chandler-Gilbert Community College

Monica Romero

Chandler Unified School District

Director of Federal Programs

Tillie Chavez

Dean of Academic Innovation

South Mt. Community College

Mike Esparza

Manager of Latino Public Affairs

Crescent Crown Distributors

Dr. Nicolle Karantinos Ed.D

Director of STEM Education

Arizona State University

Heather Anguiano M.Ed

Principal

Hartford Elementary School

Ann Medina-Doak

Manager, Community and Business Partnerships

Arizona Technology Council Foundation

Officers

Chair

Dr. Bill Crawford III, PhD

Vice President of Student Affairs

Chandler-Gilbert Community College

Vice Chair

Orietta Verdugo

Manufacturing Manager

Intel Corporation

Secretary

Gayle Shenson

Lead Training and Assessor for Language and Reading Consortium

Treasurer

John Hernandez

Chief Executive Officer

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Schools and Communities Served in AZ

CHANDLER ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS:

Hartford Elementary (Title 1)

San Marcos Elementary (Title 1)

Galveston Elementary (Title 1)

Frye Elementary (Title 1)

Anderson Elementary

Sanborn Elementary

Chandler Jr. High Schools:

Anderson Jr. High

Willis Jr. High (Title 1)

CHANDLER HIGH SCHOOLS:

Chandler High School (Title 1)

Hamilton High School

Whitman Elementary School (Title 1)

Arizona College Preparatory 

Gilbert High Schools:

Gilbert Classical Academy

PHOENIX ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS:

Lowell Elementary (Title 1)

Dunbar Elementary (Title 1)

Garfield Elementary (Title 1)

PHOENIX HIGH SCHOOLS:

Cesar E. Chavez (Title 1)

South Mountain (Title 1)

COMMUNITY EVENTS:

Annual Educator's of the Year Awards Dinner 400

SeaPerch Underwater Robotics Competition 200

TOTAL NUMBER OF YOUTH/ADULTS SERVED PER PROGRAM FOR 2017:

CITY OF CHANDLER:

Dance 40

Soccer 832

Adult English As A Second Language 82

Scholars 50

International Baccalaureate Program 50

STEM Robotics 125

Calculus 85

STEM Train the Trainer for Teachers 20

STEM Workshops for non program youth 100

PHOENIX COMMUNITY:

Dance for Title 1 students 30

STEM Robotics for students 225

Annual STEM Workshop for non program Title 1 youth 200

Train the Trainer for Title 1 Educators 20

Albert L Esparza

Si Se Puede Foundation is a prevention and advocacy organization that encourages its participants to be stakeholders in their community. The organization’s three main service components include educational programming, community activities & advocacy, and recreational activities for youth. The organization focuses on school and community risk factors that are barriers to educational achievement including, delinquency, gang affiliation, and family/school/community detachment. ​