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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Save the Date – May 14, 2015!!! 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!

Carlos Lazo Video from KING 5

Martinez Fellow Carlos Lazo who teaches Spanish at two junior high schools in the Shoreline School District was featured in a recent KING 5 report “Local immigrants celebrate new Cuban relations.”

Safeco Fireworks Square

SAVE THE DATE Friday, June 19th Mariners Game Night plus a very special fireworks show! Tickets will go on sale soon and a portion of each ticket sold through our link will benefit The Martinez Foundation. Support improving teacher diversity with a night of fun for the whole family!

New Board Members Tim Otani and Michael Redmond

Thank you to Michael Redmond and Tim Otani for joining The Martinez Foundation’s Board of Directors. Mike and Tim bring with them a wealth of experience and knowledge and we look forward to collaborating with them to advance our mission to improve teacher diversity and the retention of teachers of color in Washington schools. Tim […]