Alejandro Fuentes Mena

Radical Arts Academy of Denver (RAAD)

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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.