Excellent teachers. Equitable classrooms. Empowered students.
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, mentoring, 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
Our Martinez Fellows are busy preparing their classrooms and welcoming back students. This year, our number of teachers has grown to over 100 including those still finishing their graduate programs and student teaching. Check out a few of the photos from their classrooms.