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 scholarship support to teacher candidates in a Masters of Teaching program, early career coaching, and ongoing professional development.

What we’re up to

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Please save the date and plan to join us October 6, 2015 for a very special Keys to Success Luncheon event featuring Shiza Shahid, Co-Founder of Malala Fund, the organization representing the young Pakistani activist who was shot by the Taliban for her campaign for girls’ education.

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The Martinez Foundation proudly welcomed our newest group of eighteen future teachers on June 17, 2015. Cohort 7 includes six future elementary teachers and twelve future secondary teachers.

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Thank you to everyone who turned out to make our Mariners Game Night such a memorable evening! Special thanks goes to our presenting sponsor Redapt as well as our Martinez Fellows and their families who were out in “force” for Star Wars theme night!

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Martinez Fellows were well represented at WEA’s Teaching Equity Conference on May 16, 2015 at Highline College. “I am so proud of this amazing group of educators,” stated The Martinez Foundation’s Director of Education, Karen Harris. “They all shared meaningful insights and demonstrated true leadership inspiring others to join in this work.”