About Us

Alta Public Schools Foundation (APSF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization formed in 2013 for the sole purpose of raising funds to support the quality education at Alta Public Schools. We are guided by a committee of parents, faculty and staff and enjoy a broad base of support from the local community.

The Foundation provides funding for school programs & activities that would otherwise not be available to Alta Public School students.

Our Vision

Alta Public Schools Foundation is a non-profit organization, whose assets are provided by donors and managed by our board of directors. Our vision is to provide grantees with the resources that will focus on education and a path for students that will lead to higher levels of education.

What is a Foundation?

A foundation, endowment, or charitable trust are terms used interchangeably to designate these organizations, which can be traced far back in history. A foundation is a nongovernmental, nonprofit organization, with assets provided by donors and managed by its own officials and with income expended for socially useful purposes. They existed in the ancient civilizations of the Middle East, Greece, and Rome. Plato’s Academy (c. 387 bc), for example, was established with an endowment that helped to sustain its existence for some 900 years. The medieval Christian church set up and administered trusts for benevolent purposes. The Islāmic world developed an equivalent to the foundation, entitled the waqf, as early as the 7th century ad. Merchants in 17th- and 18th-century western Europe founded similar organizations for worthy causes.

[source: Encyclopedia Britannica ]

Our Team

Our Alta Public Schools Foundation Board of Directors (our Board) includes community members that bring various critical skills and experience needed to fulfill our mission.

Board of Directors

Our Alta Public Schools Foundation Board of Directors (our Board) includes community members that bring various critical skills and experience needed to fulfill our mission.

Xavier Reyes

Founder and CEO
Mr. Reyes is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Alta Public Schools. He previously served at the California Charter Schools Association as the Director of School Development and Outreach. In his capacity at the CCSA, he created and administered a state-wide program called Charter Launch that trained and assisted charter school development teams to start their schools in San Diego, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Fresno, San Bernardino and Oakland. Before his tenure at CCSA, Mr. Reyes worked at the LAUSD as a New Facilities Outreach Organizer concentrating in the South and Southeast part of LAUSD as part of a new schools development team. Mr. Reyes also has fifteen years of marketing and business development management experience.

Ricardo Ortega

Ricardo is our elected Parent Representative on the APS Board of Directors. Professionally, Ricardo is a Technical Architect for ATT Services Inc. He plans and designs Storage Area Networks as well as conducting Quality Assurance for ATT proprietary applications. He has worked with SBC as a Maintenance and Support Sr. Systems Analyst. He also serves as a Board member for his homeowner's association and is a Board member for the Academia Moderna School Site Council.

Jesse Pelayo

Jesse is a business entrepreneur and educator. He is the Founder and President of a large chain of bookstores serving the Southern California area. Part of the goal of his 15 bookstores is to provide low-priced books to all communities in need. In addition to books, Jesse provides literacy programs in his bookstores. In addition to being and businessman, he is also a teacher and Technology Advisor with the Los Angeles Unified School District. He currently supports principals and teachers on the use of technology. He also oversees the development of technology infused lessons for individual schools within the LAUSD.

Greg Tanner

Greg is a lawyer and has practiced law in the Los Angeles area since 1990. Greg graduated with a liberal arts degree from San Francisco State University in 1983 and later attended law school at San Joaquin College of Law in Fresno, California where he received his JD in June 1990. During the 1990's, Greg principally represented plaintiffs in labor and employment, general litigation, and workers’ compensation matters. Since 2000, Greg’s law practice has focused on workers’ compensation defense representing insurance carriers, third-party administrators and self-insured private and public employers, and also Labor and Employment law. Greg’s memberships include the California State Bar Association, Los Angeles County Bar Association, the United States Central and Eastern District Courts and the United States Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Apart from law, Greg is an avid photographer and enjoys literature and writing.
2410 Broadway Ave.
Walnut Park CA 90255
United States

Email: contact@altapsfoundation.org
Phone: 323.923.0383
FAX: 323.923.0380