Yolie Flores is the National Campaign Director for Parent Nation, an initiative of the TMW Center at The University of Chicago. Previously, Yolie served as Chief Learning Officer at the Campaign for Grade Level Reading, directing learning and engagement efforts for a network of more than 300 local coalitions across 45 states, each working to advance early literacy and third-grade reading proficiency for children from low-income families. Yolie has served on the Los Angeles Unified Board of Education, was CEO of the L.A. County Children’s Planning Council, and Director of Child Care Policy and Planning for the City of LA. Yolie’s 30-year career advancing the well-being of children and families has earned her the distinction of, twice, being named Social Worker of the Year. In addition to her role as GPSN board chair, Yolie is also a member of the board of The Education Trust, Parents as Teachers, and Parent Teacher Home Visits.
GPSN is a non-profit intermediary organization exclusively focused on improving Los Angeles public education. GPSN envisions a public school system in Los Angeles that prepares all students to succeed in school and to live thriving adult lives.
Guided by this vision, our mission is to bring together the Los Angeles community to catalyze the transformation of the public education system so that students of color and students living in poverty gain the knowledge, skills, and experiences to lead thriving adult lives.
Dr. Barry Gribbons
Dr. Magaly Lavadenz
Senior Director, Policy & Advocacy
Ana Teresa Dahan
Senior Manager, Grants Management & Impact
Program Director, Student Impact
Katherine “Kat” Trejo
Program Officer, Collective Action
Senior Director, Student Impact
Senior Manager, Collective Action
Senior Director, Operations & Strategy