Education Equity Project
The Education Equity Project provides technical assistance, advocacy support, and training to legal service projects, elementary and secondary educational institutions, other public entities, and low income individuals statewide.
We engage in federal, state, and local legislative and administrative advocacy on education issues, with an emphasis on policies dealing with immigrant and migrant education, English language learners, and parental involvement. We also participate in a number of statewide task forces relating to educational policy and provide technical assistance, advocacy support and training to parents, elementary and secondary educational institutions.
Santiago Avila-Gómez, Project Director
Santiago practices immigration law and engages in state legislative and regulatory advocacy relating to immigration, and elementary and secondary education. Santiago received his J.D. from the King Hall School of Law at University of California, Davis, and earned his undergraduate degree from San Jose State University.