Welcome to EdTrust-West’s Event Hub!

By bringing together passionate individuals like you, we can drive meaningful change and create a more inclusive and equitable education system for all.

What You Can Expect

By attending our events, you’ll be empowered to be a more effective advocate for education equity. Here’s what you can expect from our gatherings:

  • Expert Insights: Learn from prominent educators, policy experts, and activists who are driving change in the education landscape. 
  • Skill Development: Participate in interactive webinars and trainings that equip you with the tools and knowledge to take action effectively. 
  • Networking Opportunities: Connect with like-minded individuals, educators, and stakeholders who are passionate about making a difference in education. Collaborative
  • Campaigns: Engage in collective efforts and campaigns aimed at influencing positive change in education policy and practices. 
  • Research and Data: Gain access to the latest research and data that inform evidence-based advocacy strategies. 

Upcoming Events

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Karla Fernandez

Communications Manager

Karla Fernandez (she/her/hers) joins Ed Trust–West as a Communications Manager with over 11 years of experience advancing social impact initiatives.

Karla started her career as a teacher at Chicago Public Schools and UIC College Prep. After teaching, Karla joined United Friends of the Children to support LA County’s youth in foster care as a college counselor. Through Leadership for Educational Equity, Karla also served as a Policy Advisor Fellow for the office of a Los Angeles Unified School Board Member. She solidified her interests in policy analysis and quantitative research during her time with the Price Center for Social Innovation, the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles, and the USC Presidential Working Group on Sustainability. Before joining The Education Trust–West, Karla was the Associate Director for the Southeast Los Angeles (SELA) Collaborative, a network of nonprofits advocating for communities in SELA.

Karla holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Anthropology from the University of Chicago, a Master of Public Policy from the USC Price School of Public Policy, and a Graduate Certificate in Policy Advocacy from the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. Karla is based out of southern California and is passionate about using data analysis, communications, and digital strategies for policy advocacy and social justice efforts.