The mission of The Martinez Foundation is to improve teacher diversity and the retention of teachers of color in Washington State. We seek to accomplish this by providing scholarships, coaching, and ongoing professional development. We are the only organization in the country whose mission is to improve teacher diversity and support teachers of color in their profession.

What we’re up to

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Join Edgar and Holli Martinez and The Martinez Foundation for our biggest fundraiser of the year “Viva Martinez!” Casino Night Auction! Get ready for a lively evening of gaming and bidding for a good cause…Come show us your Vegas and reserve your individual tickets or sponsor a table for the event today!

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A new report found that low-performing students perform better in school when they are placed in classrooms with teachers sharing the same race. The study, which is set to be released in April, looked at how students’ test scores are influenced by their teachers’ race and discovered that minority students do benefit from having teachers who share their race.

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Friday, June 19th Mariners Game Night plus a very special fireworks show! Each ticket sold through our link will benefit The Martinez Foundation. Support improving teacher diversity with a night of fun for the whole family!

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Thank you so much to the amazing organizations who make our auction possible! Take a looks at some of the amazing items and packages we are putting together.