Parent Engagement Coordinator
Maria Alvarado is a veteran community organizer. Prior to joining Speak UP, Alvarado was an organizer with Los Angeles-based Parent Revolution. But her activism began many years earlier in her hometown of Lynwood, when she saw how the school administrators at the time ignored the concerns of parents. Alvarado went on to form two community organizations: Lynwood Save Our Students and Vecinos Unidos. Along with her role at Speak UP, Alvarado serves as Vice President for the Community Advisory Council for special education at the Lynwood Unified School District.