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Latinos for Educational Advocacy and Diversity

LEAD seeks to provide quality educational options, programs, and services for children and families throughout Connecticut.

LEAD strives to ensure that students and parents across Connecticut have access to a system of effective schools and programs that are diverse and equitable and put students on a path to succeed in the college and career of their choice.

LEAD also provides educational opportunities, programs, and resources to support a vibrant and well-represented community throughout Connecticut.

What We Do?

5 Pillars of LEAD

LEAD champions community empowerment through a holistic approach, driving systemic change with education, civic action, and financial empowerment. Committed to fostering community-driven societal advancement, we embody active service for a transformative future.

Educational Options

LEAD promotes educational equity in Connecticut, advocating for access to diverse educational settings including effective charter, vocational, and magnet schools.

Civic Engagement

In partnership with CivxNow, LEAD offers civic education classes and spearheads voter registration and mobilization efforts to encourage community participation.

Financial Literacy

LEAD provides financial literacy programs tailored to the needs of small businesses and individuals, aiming to improve the financial health of the Latino community.

Universal History

LEAD develops and disseminates content on global history through online resources and workshops, emphasizing diverse historical perspectives and contributions.

Health & Wellbeing

LEAD focuses on the holistic health of the Latino community, offering initiatives and workshops on emotional well-being and health resource access.

About Us

Latinos for Educational Advocacy and Diversity was founded by a group of parents with the purpose of being an active voice for families throughout Connecticut.


The mission of LEAD is to expand educational options and opportunities in the state of Connecticut, promote an equitable society, and create an educated and civically engaged community.

Together we can transform our state and gain true representation and power!

Decisions being made at the local and state level have a direct impact on our families, and we want to have a seat at the table and a voice in the policymaking process.

Support The Charter School in Danbury

πŸ“’ #EducationalForce Β See how our community unites for education! https://buff.ly/3vHy6lr The future shines brighter when we act together. This 27th in Hartford, we took a huge step towards the opening of the Danbury International Charter Academy. πŸš€πŸ«
πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘§β€πŸ‘¦πŸ’Ό Parents, students, and community heroes gathered in front of the Capitol, not just as spectators, but as architects of change, demanding action and educational justice. Want to be part of this movement? πŸ‘‰ Join here: https://buff.ly/3T82gHt

Support the charter school in Danbury!

A Charter School is a high quality school that receives state funding but acts autonomously, helps LEAD support Charter Schools in Danbury.