Kevin Haroldo Ramirez Program Coordinator

As a Latinx from a working-class background born to immigrant parents in Los Angeles, Kevin grew up learning about the role of race and class in the United States at an early age. As he navigated his education, he endured harmful experiences stemming from institutional and structural racism. But with the help of a caring teacher, he was able to overcome these obstacles and attend the University of California, Berkeley. There he studied critical legal theory and philosophy in the classroom, and was a student leader in an affordable housing nonprofit for university students, advocating for both students of color and students from low-income families. After graduating, Kevin committed himself to a career dismantling systems of oppression and working towards collective liberation.

This conviction brought Kevin to E4E-Los Angeles as a program coordinator to fight for educational equity in the place where he was disenfranchised as a student. He and E4E are firmly committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and believe these values are crucial to ending the inequities in Los Angeles and the United States.

"Education policy, without the input of those most affected by it, is bound to perpetuate existing inequity. The work we are doing is crucial for students of color and low-income students. "