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FIA was founded in March 2019 by Aspire, Lighthouse Community Schools, Education for Change, AMPS and Oakland Unity High School in response to growing local and statewide political threats to accessing quality public schools.

Our Key Partners

Innovate Public Schools
Great school Voices
Energy Convertors

FIA now brings 42 charter school communities together to build and implement FIA strategy and campaigns. We are realizing our collective voice and power.

FIA Leadership Support Team

Kimi Kean

Kimi Kean

Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer

Sonya Mehta

Sonya Mehta

Chief of Staff

Michael McDaniel Jr.

Michael McDaniel Jr.

Political Director & Family Organizer

Priscilla Zamora

Priscilla Zamora

Associate Director, Operations & Data

Maria Flores

Maria Flores

Chief of Staff

Javier Barraza

Javier Barraza

Youth Organizer

Arlena Ford

Arlena Ford

Senior Writer

Alexis Sanchez

Alexis Sanchez

Social Media Manager

Corey Timpson

Corey Timpson

Partner, Organizing

Charles Cole III

Charles Cole III

Partner, Energy Convertors

Dirk Tillotson

Dirk Tillotson

Co-Founder

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