Whiteboard Advisors, a mission driven strategy consulting, research, and communications firm that supports organizations working to advance educational equity and economic mobility, today announced the addition of Antonio Tijerino as a senior advisor. The firm’s diverse portfolio of clients, which spans pre-K-12, higher education, and workforce development includes The Common App, DonorsChoose.org, ClassDojo, General Assembly, JFF, and Code.org.
“Whiteboard Advisors is designing and promoting solutions that can help close the equity gaps to broaden representation from education into the workforce,” said Antonio Tijerino, CEO of the Hispanic Heritage Foundation, a national nonprofit focused on education, workforce, social justice, and culture through innovation and leadership. “Their team is culturally relevant, filled with energy, and has a well-earned reputation as a go-to partner for organizations like mine that are working to address issues of equity to boost economic mobility.”
A veteran social impact leader and communications professional, Tijerino’s leadership and impact within the Latinx community has been recognized by The White House, Congress, National PTA, the Government of Mexico, and Silicon Valley Latino Leadership, among others.
“Antonio has been a powerful friend and mentor to our team, and brings a deep level of understanding of the issues affecting Latinx communities to our work,” said Ben Wallerstein, CEO of Whiteboard Advisors. “I admire and continue to learn from his inclusive, thoughtful leadership and know that his insights will continue to impact our clients and outcomes in years to come.”
According to Whiteboard Advisors’ most recent Education Insider survey, reinstatement of civil rights protections, investments to address disparities in COVID learning loss, and new guidance on DACA are among Latinx community priorities at the forefront of national policy agenda.
Tijerino joins Whiteboard Advisors’ growing team of advisors, which includes former Chief of the Educational Opportunities Section of the Civil Rights Division at the U.S. Department of Justice Anurima Bhargava; former North Carolina Governor Bev Perdue; former Obama Acting Labor Secretary Seth Harris; award-winning columnist Jeff Selingo; former Massachusetts Governor Jane Swift; and former Assistant Secretary at the U.S. Department of Education Peter Cunningham.
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