Former School Board Member, Los Angeles Unified School District
Yolie Flores is chief program officer for the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading, a collaborative effort of foundations, nonprofits, states, and communities nationwide to ensure that more children from low-income families succeed in school. The work she leads on school readiness and successful parents helps to ensure that more children are reading at grade level by the end of third grade.
Previously, Yolie served as president and CEO of Communities for Teaching Excellence, a national education advocacy organization and was elected to the Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education in 2007, where she served for three years as vice president. Prior to LAUSD, Yolie was for eight years the CEO of the Los Angeles County Children’s Planning Council.
Over her 25-year career, Yolie has held leadership roles in the nonprofit, local government, and philanthropic sectors. Yolie earned her master’s in social welfare from the University of California, Los Angeles.