MALDEF’s advocacy focuses on universal access to schools, fair distribution of public education resources, improving quality for all students, and expanding access and success in higher education for Latinos.


Public Policy: Education

  • Closing the College Equity Gap

    MALDEF joins the Campaign for College Opportunity and coalition partners in urging Governor Newsome and the California legislature to invest in higher education and pursue policy reforms in order to close racial equity gaps in college access and completion.

  • National Hispanic Education Coalition

    The Hispanic Education Coalition (HEC) unites 25 organizations dedicated to improving educational opportunities for the nearly 50 million Latinos living in the United States and Puerto Rico. Co-chaired by MALDEF and the Migrant...

  • Know Your Rights

    In the United States, every child is entitled to a free K-12 public education regardless of race, nationality, native language, gender, or immigration status, and is free to enjoy an education without the fear of unlawful...

Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund