Andres Elizalde serves as the Manager of Grants and Proposals at the Hispanic Scholarship Fund. His primary role is to identify and help secure private foundation funding for HSF’s various programs and initiatives. The job includes drafting proposals and reports and managing their completion and timely submission.
Andres has several years of experience in education and nonprofit settings. He began his career at Green Dot Public Schools, where he taught for three years at Oscar De La Hoya Animo Charter High School. He has also developed several after-school college-readiness and leadership programs, as well as taught and tutored students in grades K-12 through community-based organizations that have included the Salesian Boys & Girls Club of Los Angeles and the National Council of La Raza’s Escalera Program. In addition to having assisted in developing and implementing small and large grant-funded projects, Andres has also prepared grant proposals for several programs spanning education, health, and arts initiatives.
Andres became interested in writing and education during college. Prior to his sophomore year, he had an opportunity to intern at the Los Angeles Times, where he covered the communities of Southern California’s San Gabriel Valley and wrote numerous articles through the Times Community News extra. He spent his time outside of class during his junior year as a research assistant at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and the Program in Education, Afterschool & Resiliency.
Andres holds a bachelor’s degree from Harvard College. He is the proud son of two hard-working parents who raised four college graduates, in spite of having never gone to college themselves. Andres is a major fan of online education. In addition to completing at least one MOOC per month, he dedicates every spare moment he has to his family.
Andres believes that education is the key to opportunity. He also believes that setting goals throughout one’s education and life is crucial to success.
If you can believe it, then you can achieve it.