Choices EXPO Los Angeles 2014
Families in Los Angeles want to make CHOICES about the well-being of their children. Choices Expo 2014 aims to provide a full day dedicated to where “CHOICE” is the driving force for parents, students and organizations.
The CHOICE EXPO goal is to produce a multidisciplinary event that educates, entertains, and creates awareness of the value of “CHOICE” in our globalized world. This event strives to challenge assumptions of education, health and wellness, and celebrate each other as part of a modern world of choice. CHOICE EXPO is an event sponsored by Academia Moderna, a 501(c)(3) organization.
The CHOICES EXPO 2014 will be our First Annual event serving the Greater Los Angeles County region. This FREE EVENT is all about services, products, places and opportunities that strengthen our daily lives. If you are looking for: a new school for your child, new outlook on health, more education, to go back to school, what is available from social services, and to learn about places and opportunities in the surrounding areas... THEN the Choices Expo 2014 will feature it all!
Xavier Reyes - Executive Director
Xavier Reyes founded and is currently serving as CEO for Alta Public Schools. He has just completed his first documentary STAND ALONE CRAZY, which follows his 3-year tumultuous adventure leading to the successful launch of Academia Moderna Charter School. As the Director of Development for the CA Charter Schools Association, he successfully developed and launched Charter Launch, a California charter school development-training program that prepares and guides educational leaders to successfully launch and operate their charter public schools. As a result of the program's success, UCLA and Loyola Marymount U. showed interest in establishing an articulation agreement for a Masters of Education program and the New York Charter School Association showed interest in expanding the Charter Launch program nationally. He also served as Director of Communications and Educational Programs for CHIRLA, an immigrant and human rights organization. From 1994 to February of 2002, he served as V.P. of Marketing and Public Relations for Synercomm & Marketing. During his tenure, he managed numerous client accounts focusing on Hispanic and general-market marketing, e-commerce development, event marketing and development, product development, graphic design, advertising copy, translations and adaptations, entertainment publicity, custom publishing, and public relations. He also served as Publisher and Editor of Latinos Magazine, a national bilingual consumer magazine. He holds a B.S. in Political Science from San Diego State University, an MPA from California State University, Los Angeles, and a certificate in Educational Leadership from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard.
Abraham Paez - Community Liaison Director
Abraham Paez is the Executive Director for the North Star Community Charter School, a non-profit school devoted to bringing quality education to underrepresented students. In addition, he is the Interim Campaign Manager for the United Latino Fund, where he is responsible for implementing a development program to public and private entities in Southern California. Previously, he was the Executive Director for the Estrada Courts Residents Management Corporation for 15 years, where he was responsible for managing and directing educational, childcare, after school, and career oriented programs for the Boyle Heights community. Abraham was successful in partnering and collaborating with the State of California, County of Los Angeles, City of Los Angeles, local non-profits and private entities to secure additional funding and resources for all programs. Paez is currently a Board Member for TELACU's Finance Committee, a non-profit that finances joint ventures for construction of schools, senior housing, affordable housing, and commercial buildings. He is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles. Abraham currently lives in Downey with his wife and daughter.
Gabriel Orozco - Marketing Director
Gabriel Orozco is a business developer with the Los Angeles Wave Publication Group. The Los Angeles Wave, founded in 1912, is the largest group of community newspapers in Los Angeles. Highly recognized for quality news, 1.2 mil-lion people choose The LA WAVE every week. Orozco also founded Downey Publishing Works-a full service-marketing communications agency serving the Southeast for the past 4 years. Orozco is a former professional baseball player and a former candidate for Downey City Council. Orozco currently sits on the board of director's for The Downey Symphony Orchestra and is a member of Rotary International. Orozco received his B.A.in Communications from Cal State Dominguez Hills.
Jaime González - Program Director
Jaime González has over 20 years working in the field of education management. González is currently owner and chief executive officer of JJB Management Continuum. A small business owned company focused on providing quality and effective consulting services to education programs through grant writing, program evaluation, and school improvement and planning implementation strategies. Previously, Mr. González worked as a Project Manager for WestEd, with its headquarters in San Francisco. González has extensive experience managing projects for the California Comprehensive Center for twelve years. He has also worked for the California Department of Education in Sacramento, CA and the United States Department of Education in Washington, D.C. He holds a B.A. in government from California State University, Sacramento and MA in educational leadership from California State University, Dominguez Hills.
Mail & Office:
1201 S. Figueroa St.Los Angeles, CA 90015
Phone: (323) 800-2716 | FAX: (323) 923-0380
Location - Los Angeles Convention Center