Evelyn Canela-Garcia

Senior Director, Program

Evelyn Canela-Garcia is a nonprofit professional and anti-racist educator with over ten years of experience working directly with NYC schools and youth development organizations. She is inspired by the vision of creating programs and systems that center student needs and embed equitable practices into the fabric of organizations and schools.

As the Senior Director of Program, Evelyn oversees the program team to ensure that partner schools have the tools and support needed to successfully implement Read Ahead’s hybrid mentoring and virtual literacy program.

Evelyn earned her Bachelor’s degree at Skidmore College and a Master’s degree in Education Policy and Social Analysis from Columbia University’s Teachers College. She is a long-time volunteer at Legal Outreach and serves on the Executive Board of New Leaders Council.

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