All Value Schools Board members serve for one year terms and may be re-elected without limit.

Value Schools Board of Directors

Grant Cambridge
Value Schools Board Chair & Foundation Board Chair
The Capital Group Companies
Grant L. Cambridge has served on the Value Schools Board since 2007 and chaired it since 2011. He is a partner and portfolio manager at The Capital Group Companies, which he joined in 1997 after earning an MBA from the Harvard Graduate School of Business, a bachelor’s degree from Bentley College, and a master’s degree from Suffolk University. Mr. Cambridge has been involved with many civic and community organizations in the Los Angeles area, including Kidspace Museum, My Friend’s Place, and the Coalition for At-Risk Youth, and is a member of the Board of Overseers of The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens. He also currently serves on the Board of Trustees of Connecticut’s Mystic Seaport.
Naya Bloom
Value Schools Board of Directors
Leadership for Educational Equity
Naya Bloom is an Executive Coach and Independent Consultant at Leadership for Educational Equity (LEE), a national nonprofit leadership development organization working to end the injustice of educational inequity by inspiring and supporting a diverse set of leaders with classroom experience to engage civically and politically. Naya’s coaching work focuses in the areas of policy, advocacy and non-profit management. Prior to LEE, she spent ten years in senior leadership roles at Teach For America most recently as Vice President of Social Innovation & Alumni Leadership Development. Before this, Naya served as the Executive Director of Norwood Healthy Start Family Resource Center, a school-based non-profit in South Los Angeles for six years. Naya began her career as a teacher in Washington DC Public Schools as a Teach For America Corps Member. Naya holds a BA in Latin American Studies and Latin American Literature from Smith College and a master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Pepperdine University. She joined the board in January 2014.
Kate Farrar
Value Schools Board of Directors
Leadership for Educational Equity
Kate Farrar is Senior Director for Regional Impact at Leadership for Educational Equity, a non-profit leadership development organization that supports Teach for America corps members and alumni in their efforts to achieve educational equity throughout the country. After beginning her career as an English/ESL teacher in the Compton Unified School District, Ms. Farrar also worked as a teacher and guidance counselor in the Los Angeles Unified School District, as a charter school principal in Los Angeles, and in multiple managerial roles for Teach for America. Ms. Farrar joined the board in 2017.
Jeffrey Garcia
Value Schools Board of Directors
The Capital Group Companies
Jeffrey Garcia is an Investment Analyst at the Capital Group Companies, where he is responsible for coverage of Latin American equities. Before joining Capital, Mr. Garcia graduated from Stanford University with a B.S. in Management Science and Engineering. Passionate about access to high-quality education, Mr. Garcia has worked at the Los Angeles Fund for Public Education and as an educator at Stanford College Prep. Mr. Garcia began his involvement with Value Schools as a volunteer tutor at Central City Value High School, and was invited to join the board in June 2012.
Erika Martinez-Scott
Value Schools Board of Directors
Erika Martinez is the proud mother of a Downtown Value School student and a Central City Value High School graduate. Ms. Martinez has been an active member of the Value Schools community, having served at Downtown Value School as PTO Treasurer and a member of the School Site Council. She currently volunteers her time teaching computer classes for Downtown Value School parents. Originally from Mexico, Ms. Martinez has lived in Los Angeles for the past 20 years. A graduate of Manual Arts High School in South Los Angeles, Ms. Martinez is Accounts Manager at D'Alessio Law Group’s Los Angeles office.
Jose Ramos
Value Schools Board Member
Children's Bureau of Southern California
Jose Ramos is the Director of Community Services for Los Angeles County at the Children’s Bureau of Southern California, where his responsibilities include staff oversight and evaluation, grant writing, and representing the bureau to Los Angeles communities. Mr. Ramos has worked closely with community leaders to strengthen the community and to make positive changes to the lives of families. He holds a Master of Social Work degree from California State University at Long Beach, has worked for the Children’s Bureau since 1994, and has more than two decades of experience working in the child welfare field. Mr. Ramos also shares the immigrant experience, having been born in Ecuador and coming to the United States at the age of 10. Mr. Ramos joined the board in June 2011.

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950 West Washington Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Phone: (213) 748-8868
Fax: (213) 742-6684
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668 South Catalina St.
Los Angeles, CA 90005
Phone: (213) 487-7736
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221 North Westmoreland Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90004
Phone: (213) 471-4686
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1929 West Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90006
Phone: (213) 382-1223