After six years of successfully leading the Horizons at Harley Student Enrichment Program, while concurrently helping to multiply an evidence-based model throughout the community, Perez will leave the position to take on a leadership role with GRSLA.
According to officials, the move is an indication of growing community-wide commitment to high-quality summer learning for students.
Perez will provide support to current consortium programs, and seek to increase the number of program sites providing low-income students the opportunity to participate in high-quality, early-age, summer learning.
The goal is to align summer learning with the community priorities of Kindergarten readiness, and reading, by grade three, officials from the organization stated.
Previously, Perez has run for mayor, as well as the school board, and is currently a professor of social work at Roberts Wesleyan College.
The GRSLA office is located in The Children’s Institute at Village Gate.