Yolie Flores Aguilar En Espa–ol
LAUSD School Board
ŇAs a school board member, I will always put the interest of children first,Ó says Yolie Flores Aguilar, LAUSD District 5 representative. A nationally-renowned and tireless advocate for children, Yolie has dedicated her life to helping ensure that all kids grow up with opportunities to lead rich and fulfilling lives.
Serving the children and families of District 5, Yolie represents a diverse community of 115,000 students at 116 schools, in a region that encompasses 14 localities. The majority of these students live among some of the poorer areas in the state and are predominantly English learners. A first generation Mexican American who grew up in Huntington Park and who currently resides in Highland Park, Yolie has developed a keen understanding of the challenges that confront the students and families she serves.
YolieŐs agenda is to create a future where all students succeed, and where accountability is shared by administrators, teachers, parents, labor, business, and the community at large. Her priorities include creating small, safe, personalized schools that serve as centers of the community; teacher quality; the success and transition of English Learner students; expanding and honoring the role of parents; and access to vocational and college prep courses for all students.
In addition to her duties on the school board, Yolie serves as CEO of the ChildrenŐs Planning Council (CPC) Foundation – a non-profit fiscal agent to CPC, the largest childrenŐs partnership network in the United States. Previously, she was a senior consultant to the Annie E. Casey Foundation, the Director of Child Care Policy and Planning for the City of Los Angeles, and the Work/Family Director of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, a nationally acclaimed employer supported child care program.
A former president of the Los Angeles County Board of Education, Yolie also held the vice presidency of the Board of Directors of the Pediatric and Family Medical Center. She served on the National Academy of Sciences Committee for the Evaluation of ChildrenŐs Health and was a Mayoral appointee to the City of Los Angeles WIB Youth Advisory Council.
YolieŐs work has merited her numerous honors including the YWCA Incredible Women Making History award, the Los Angeles County Women of the Year award, and the Outstanding Service to Children award from the Alliance for ChildrenŐs Rights. In 2005 she was selected Social Worker of the Year for Region I by the National Association of Social Workers.
Yolie Flores Aguilar received her BA from the University of Redlands and her Master of Social Welfare from UCLA. She was a Coro City Focus Fellow, and a member of the inaugural class of the national Annie E. Casey FoundationŐs Children and Family Fellowship. Most recently, Yolie participated in the US/South Africa Emerging Leaders Program, and was a member of the LA Delegation to Tel Aviv, Israel with a focus on child welfare issues.