The Martinez Foundation supports teachers of color through scholarships, mentoring, and professional development. We do it because our communities need increased equity in the classroom and more role models for our children. We are Washington State’s only organization whose mission is to improve teacher diversity and support teachers of color in their profession.

What we’re up to

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Please join The Martinez Foundation as we celebrate Las Vegas style with a casino themed dinner and auction event including special celebrity guests. Come show us your Vegas on May 15, 2014!


Join The Martinez Foundation at Safeco Field on Friday, June 13, 2014 as the Seattle Mariners take on the Texas Rangers!

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Angelica Sauceda, Martinez Fellow and TAF Academy instructor has been accepted to The Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering (CSNE) at the University of Washington. Angelica will spend seven weeks on the university’s Seattle campus this summer participating in ongoing research projects to help develop new classroom curriculum materials based on research findings. We are so proud of the work Angelica is doing to improve her teaching skills!

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The Martinez Foundation welcomes its newest board member, Dr. Deanna Iceman Sands, Dean of the College of Education at SU. “Dr. Sands is an experienced leader in advocating for equity in education and developing high quality teacher preparation programs which will greatly benefit our work at the foundation. We could not be happier having her join our board of directors and look forward to working with her,” said Ian Adair, Executive Director.