The Latino Education Advancement Fund (LEAF) is a non-profit startup organization established in 2016 by its founder president & CEO, Dinorah Olmos.  


LEAF focused on providing Spanish-speaking Latino parents with information, knowledge, and skills to navigate their local educational systems. 


Olmos strongly believes that parent education and engagement are crucial for student achievement even more for first-generation Spanish-speaking Latino parents and students. Latino parents need more than translated documents. They need to understand how schools work, what their children are learning, their rights and responsibilities within the school system, what extracurricular programs are available, and why they are essential to reach out to those programs. 


At LEAF, we coach first-generation Spanish-speaking Latino parents and students, empowering parents to create a home atmosphere that solidifies their children’s academic and career paths. LEAF accomplishes its mission by implementing a complete Family Academic Engagement () approach to develop lifelong academic success for Latino families.


In 2019, Olmos received the Open Society Institute (OSI) Community Fellowship, enabling her to expand LEAF’s programs and offer workshops to different schools.

LEAF is headquartered in Baltimore, MD, and offers programs and services in different geographical areas, including Los Angeles, CA., Puerto Rico, and Maryland. 


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Years Of Experience


To be the most effective organization in educating and empowering Latino parents to advocate for quality education for their children.


Provide Latino Spanish speaking parents resources to navigate the local school system to achieve academic success.

LEAF implements its Family Academic Engagement (sm) approach to develop a lifelong academic success for Latino families.

Core Values


Authentic, sincere, and candid, in all our daily interactions


Hold all partners to the same high-esteem with empathy


Hold ourselves accountable to accomplish what we say we’re going to do


Strive for excellence, and provide a high standard of service

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the number of parents and students attending LEAF workshops and conferences has tripled!

we served 0 Parents

In the first year we launched our current programming (2017-18)

In the 0 School year

we served 335 parents!

we have served 0 Latinos

in the Baltimore region. Since launching our current programming in 2017

Dinorah Olmos

Is the founding president and CEO of the Latino Education Advancement Fund (LEAF), and recipient of the 2019 Open Society Institute Community Fellowship- Baltimore. If you want more information, please visit the following link here.

Olmos has more than 35 years of professional experience in the public, private and non-profit sectors. This experience includes working at international, national, state and local levels with education, and community leaders across the United States. Olmos has a passionate interest in research to advance equity and social justice, and in advocacy that supports educational access for Latino students.

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Board of Directors

Professionals with more than 100 years of experience combined

Please make checks payable to: Latino Education Advancement Fund, and mail them to 1122 Kenilworth Drive, Suite 201, Towson, MD 21204.

For more Information call 559-250-0256 or contact@leafedu.org

“Latino Education Advancement Fund “(LEAF)” is a Maryland nonprofit corporation operating through a fiscal sponsorship with Players Philanthropy Fund (Federal Tax ID: 27-6601178), a Maryland not-for-profit charitable trust with federal tax-exempt status from the IRS as a public charity under Section 501(c)(3). Contributions to LEAF are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.”