Los Angeles, California
Ricardo Mireles is the founder of Academia Avance, a college preparatory charter public school serving families in LA’s Highland Park since 2005. Academia Avance now serves over 400 students in grades 6-12. The charter was renewed by the Los Angeles County Board of Education in 2010, and again by the State Board of Education in 2015. Ricardo has taught at the UCLA School of Public Policy and Social Research, and at the Don Bosco Technical Institute.