ALAS “Connecting Campadres” Online Event Focuses on Activism, Leadership and Community Engagement

Cinto Ramos Jr., Chief of Board Governance and Leadership at Leadership ISD in Dallas headlines Feb. 22, 2022 event for ALAS members

 WASHINGTON, D.C. (Feb. 21, 2022) – Leadership ISD’s Cinto Ramos Jr. will join the Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (ALAS) for its February online networking event Connecting Compadres (C2). This event, which is free, takes place from 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. EST on February 22, 2022 and addresses the theme “Activism, Leadership and Community Engagement Within and Beyond the Pandemic.” To register, visit https://bit.ly/3JePCyg. To become a member of ALAS and participate in this event, visit www.alasedu.org/membership.

Connecting Campadres is one of several networking opportunities ALAS offers free to its members throughout the year. The event is facilitated by ALAS members Carlos Beato and Jesus “Chuy” Escarcega.

“Our Connecting Compadres series is focused on our male members and provides them with opportunities to network and learn from one another, as well as from other dynamic education leaders about topics relevant to their careers,” said ALAS Executive Director Dr. Maria Armstrong. “We’re excited to have Cinto Ramos Jr. join us for our Feb. 22 event and we encourage anyone considering joining ALAS to contact us so they can start participating in opportunities like this one.”

Cinto Ramos, Jr. serves as the Chief of Board Governance and Leadership at Leadership ISD, a nonprofit organization in Texas that equips community leaders with the skills to advance academic excellence and racial equity in public education through advocacy, policy, and school board governance. Ramos is a proven leader in these fields. He is also the national chair of the 2019-2020 Council of Urban Boards of Education (CUBE), serves on the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) board of directors, and will be the next president of the Mexican American School Boards Association (MASBA).

Ramos is a certified multicultural trainer, a certified juvenile probation officer in the state of Texas, a former co-director of the Multicultural Alliance’s Camp CommUNITY, an affiliate of Courageous Conversations About Race, and part of the inaugural 2019 Accelerating Board Capacity (ABC) Institute through Harvard Business School.

Bridging the silos of activism, leadership, and community engagement, Ramos earned a spot on the Fort Worth Independent School District's School Board of Trustees in June 2013. Two years later, he reached an historic milestone, becoming the youngest board president from Fort Worth ISD. On May 28, 2019, he was selected by his colleagues to take the lead once again as the chair of the board.

Connecting Campadres is one of several networking and leadership development opportunities ALAS provides. It also hosts a major education conference in the fall, as well as vodcasts discussing issues in education, and other professional development opportunities throughout the year. For more information about ALAS, visit https://www.alasedu.org/.

About the Association of Latino Administrators & Superintendents (ALAS)

The Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents [ALAS] is committed to providing a perspective to all aspiring school and district administrators including superintendents through programs, services, advocacy and networks rooted in Latino experiences and culture. ALAS has nearly 8,000 members across 18 state affiliates with several more states soon to be a part of the ALAS Familia. Our Vision, Mission and Goals are to provide leadership at the national level that assures every school in America effectively serves the educational needs of all students with an emphasis on Latino and other historically marginalized youth through continuous professional learning, policy advocacy, and networking to share practices of promise for our students and the communities where we serve.

By the year 2026, Latino children will make up 30 percent of the school-age population. In the nation’s largest states – California, Texas, Florida, and New York- all of whom are ALAS State Affiliates– Latinos already have reached that level. It is of vital interest to invest in the education of every child, and the professional learning of all educators who serve Latino youth.