Maria Luisa Figueroa

Bilingual Community Organizer / Se Habla Espanol

My Story

I am the proud parent of 4 girls, the grandmother of 7 granddaughters and 3 grandsons, and the great-grandmother of 3 boys.

I was born in Mexico and didn’t go to school because my parents couldn’t afford to go to school. We were very poor. I only completed the 6th grade. This is all the education I have.

I joined The Oakland REACH for my daughters and grandkids because I like to support parents’ education for the kids in our community. I pay my taxes and can put my kids anywhere I want! They deserve more than I got in school.

Favorite food

Grilled salmon with asparagus and a green salad mixture