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Nicholas Martinez 

CO-FOUNDER, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR 

Nicholas worked as a community organizer at DSST Public Schools, the highest performing network of schools in Denver.  As an organizer he helped to elevate parent voice and experience to demand change.  Before organizing with DSST, Nicholas spent 4 years teaching middle school history in Southwest Denver, where he formed deep bonds with his students and the families he served.

Colorado at Boulder where he worked to ensure access and support to low income students and students of color with the Student Outreach and Retention Center for Equity.  It was during his time with SORCE that he became conscious of the intentional and systemic educational inequality that ensures that marginalized communities are denied opportunity.  Shaped by his own educational experiences and through the stories of the families he has served, Nicholas is committed to fighting alongside communities to create a more just education system for all, because all kids deserve a life of opportunities.