Raquel F. Donoso

Raquel F. Donoso is a parent, advocate, writer, and results-driven leader. Her mission to increase educational equity for students began when she became a single mother in college. Having first-hand knowledge of the barriers and obstacles low-income, single-parent families experience, she dedicated her life to increasing opportunities for other families like hers. With 20-years of experience in the social sector, she founded Just Results Consulting, a mission-driven firm that works to increase opportunities for children, youth, and families. Prior to JR, she directed the Mission Promise Neighborhood, a $30M federally funded initiative to create a cradle to college to career pipeline in San Francisco and was CEO of the Latino Community Foundation. Raquel earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from UCLA and is currently completing her Doctorate in Educational Leadership from UC, Davis. Her older son is a graduate of Clark University, and her younger son is a Junior at Middle College in West Contra Costa.

Posts by Raquel:

New School Year, New Transitions: Some Helpful Tips for Parents Sending Their Students to High School This Fall

As the new school year approaches, it provides an opportunity to think about school transitions. Interestingly, as a parent, theRead More…

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Bay Area Luchadora: Dr. Michelle Seijas Is Committed to Creating a Pipeline of Educational Leaders of Color

Michelle Seijas is the Oakland Executive Director of Surge Institute, whose mission is to educate and develop leaders of colorRead More…

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