LA resident to lead Peninsula College Fund

Peninsula College Fund recently hired Los Altos resident Christina Mireles as its new executive director.

Founded in 2005, Peninsula College Fund is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to empower low-income, first-generation college students on the Peninsula and in San Jose.

Mireles currently serves on the board of directors of Oxford Day Academy, a charter school in East Palo Alto. Her earlier roles included nine years as deputy director of Escuela Popular, a K-12 charter school in East San Jose, and five years as vice president of charter development and compliance at EdTec, which provides services for charter schools.

Mireles earned a bachelor’s degree from Tufts University, a master’s from Georgetown University and a Juris Doctor from Northwestern Law School.

While many first-generation students attend college, fewer than 25 percent of them graduate in under six years. To address the problem, Peninsula College Fund’s programming includes four-year scholarships, one-to-one adult mentors, college and career training, and summer internship services to make college more affordable, help students graduate and guide them toward a successful post-graduate career.

graduates at its annual Awards Day Celebration June 21 at Sacred Heart Preparatory in Atherton.

For more information, email Mireles at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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