Alejandro Fuentes Mena
Radical Arts Academy of Denver (RAAD)
Short bio: Alejandro is an undocumented, unafraid, and unapologetic 6th Grade math teacher at KIPP Northeast Denver Middle School who will co-found Radical Arts Academy of Denver. He hopes to create a community hub where talented artists from the Far Northeast can hone their craft in a space that is owned and operated by the students that attend RAAD.
Alejandro co-founded RAAD with other Moonshot Fellows.
Name of Venture: Radical Arts Academy of Denver (RAAD)
Type of venture: Arts Integrated School
Launch date: Fall 2021
Grade level(s): K-12
Target Geography: Green Valley Ranch
Additional Fellowships: Pursuing High Tech High New Schools Creation Fellowship in 2020. Urban Leader Fellowship 2016.
Success to date: Students in our classroom have felt a sense of community at a statistically significant level
2019-2020 plans- Piloting Summer 2019 and continuing to pilot throughput the 2019-2020 school year.