The Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (ALAS) to Focus on Healing by Hosting 21-days of National Virtual Prayer Sessions

Starting May 27th, these Friday evening Zoom sessions are in remembrance of the tragedy in Uvalde, Texas

 WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 1, 2022) – The Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (ALAS) is hosting short virtual prayer sessions every Friday through mid-October, in remembrance of those affected by the May 24, 2022 mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. The prayer sessions take place from 7:30 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.  Eastern Time. Hosted by nondenominational spiritual teacher Aaron Rodriguez, the sessions are offered in Spanish and in English. Pre-registration is not required. Go to https://bit.ly/virtual-prayer to join.   

 “We are dedicated to supporting our education communities, and others affected by this senseless tragedy,” said ALAS Executive Director Dr. Maria Armstrong. “We committed to hosting 21 nights of prayer the Friday after the tragedy. These weekly sessions provide an opportunity for anyone who wants to attend to come together to help support healing for a wounded nation. We invite you to join us as we pray and meditate for our country and everyone affected by this tragic event.”

In addition to hosting the prayer service, ALAS, in response to the tragedy, is joining together with several other organizations, including Latinos for Education, the National Alliance of Black School Educators (NABSE), the Institute for Educational Leadership (IEL), Education Reform Now, and UnidosUS to convene in Washington D.C. on July 22, 2022 to discuss options, and to make the changes and reforms needed by our elected and appointed officials to hopefully prevent another tragedy like this. Organizations that want to be a part of this convening can email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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.