Administrative Staff


Executive Director


Program Manager

Javier Tamayo


Javier Tamayo, teacher, writer, activist and performing artist holds a Bachelor’s degree in Human Communication with a concentration in History and Social Science. He is deeply committed to educating and nurturing young leaders and new voices. Outside of teaching Javier is a community activist and organizer and a member of Baktun 12 (a theatre troupe dedicated to inspiring working class communities through a blend of music, spoken word and teatro-style political satire). He has been actively researching his community for over 10 years through oral history projects and short films. He is passionate about understanding the the socio-historical experiences of his community. He is also a co-founder of the Salinas Music and Arts Summit, an annual event in that invites and encourages local visual and performing artist to exhibit their work to the public.