Program Profiles
Ana Ponce

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Previous Title
Chief executive officer
Previous Organization
Camino Nuevo Charter Academy
Previous Organization Sector
Public Charter Network

The Broad Academy 2015-2016


Every child deserves an education that is intellectually challenging and engaging within an emotionally safe environment that acknowledges their social context.

An immigrant and English learner herself, Ana Ponce is forging a path to successfully educate English-language learners to aim for college and thrive in today’s workforce. As the chief executive officer of Camino Nuevo Charter Academy, Ana has grown the organization to serve nearly 3,500 students in learning environments that embrace and leverage the unique cultural assets of the local community. More than 95 percent of their students graduate from high school and more than 80 percent of those are accepted at four-year colleges.

More about Ana Ponce

Ana Ponce – The pride of Pico Union, The Broad Center Blog, February 28, 2018

Ana Ponce serves as chief executive officer of Camino Nuevo Charter Academy, a network of eight public charter schools with nearly 3,500 students in the largely Latinx-immigrant neighborhoods west of downtown Los Angeles. At Camino Nuevo, 80 percent of its students enter school as English-language learners, more than 97 percent graduate high school and about 9 in 10 of them go on to college. Read more.

Living in Deportation’s Shadow: How One Los Angeles Charter School Grapples With Immigration Enforcement, The 74 million, August 19, 2018

Ana Ponce, CEO of Camino Nuevo Charter Academy, has felt that same anxiety and fear that a lot of undocumented students are facing in today’s current climate. Read more.

Dr. Ana Ponce, CEO of Camino Nuevo Charter Academy, Shares Her Immigration Story at Charter School Hall of Fame Induction, June 26, 2018

This article highlights Ana Ponce, CEO of Camino Nuevo Charters, as she shares her immigration story while being inducted into the Charter School Hall of Fame. Read more.

Pre-Program Information


Previous Title
Chief executive officer
Previous Organization
Camino Nuevo Charter Academy
Previous Organization Sector
Public Charter Network