Luis Chavez

Luis Chavez, Director of Technical Assistance

Luis Chavez is the Director of Technical Assistance for the Career Ladders Project. He was formerly with Education Station, a Division of Knowledge Learning Corporation School Partnerships (KLCSP), as Director of Operations for Northern California. KLCSP works with schools and families to close student academic proficiency gaps. It is the nation’s largest provider of supplemental educational services operating in 38 states at over 120 school districts.

Luis served the Puente Project in the Office of the President of the University of California for nearly 16 years. He held three top management positions, first as Director of Mentoring for both the community college and high school programs, next as Director of High School Puente, supervising a program that served 36 California High Schools, and lastly Director of the Community College Puente Program where he managed programs operating in 56 colleges throughout California. Throughout this period he also designed innovative training components for the mentoring program and conducted the training with faculty, counselors, staff and community members. He actively created alliances with businesses, parents, and community-based organizations; and pioneered initiatives connecting students with cultural/civic institutions and academic programs. He has taught and counseled students in high schools and community colleges at various times throughout his career.

Luis has served on Oakland Council of the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), the National Hispanic Employee Association (NHEA) and the National Council of La Raza, D.C. He also served as Vice Chairman for the National Hispanic Employee Association, and Vice-Chairman of the California Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility (HACR). He also is a founding member of the Latino Institute for Corporate Inclusion and serves on the Latino Advisory committee for the Oakland Museum of California.

Luis received his bachelor’s degree in Social Science from the University of California, Irvine and a master’s degree in education from California State University, Dominguez Hills. He participated in Harvard University’s Institute for Higher Education Management Development Program (MDP) in 2001 and attended the Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility’s Executive Corporate Governance Program at the Harvard School of Business in 2005.