Martha Avelar

Martha Avelar’s commitment and dedication to the El Centro del Pueblo community is very personal.  A “local girl,” she was raised in Echo Park.  She attended Cortez (Placencia) Elementary, Virgil Jr. High and Belmont High Schools, prior to graduating with a Bachelors degree from U.C. Santa Barbara followed by a Masters degree in Educational Administration.  Early on, she was a student worker for El Centro, and eventually served as Counselor.  She has been a public servant her entire career, serving as Field Representative for then Assemblyman Richard Polanco covering Echo Park, East Los Angeles, and Northeast Los Angeles.  Her service continued as a teacher at Logan Elementary School in Echo Park, and now is Principal of Hoover St. School in the Pico-Union area of Los Angeles. Martha’s community advocacy extended through her work as a Board Member for El Centro del Pueblo.

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