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We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that believes in the unique superpower of individuals and the collective impact they have in making the world a better place for ALL. 

Cristina's Academy uses education as a vehicle that unites, restores and empowers communities.  Our programs are designed to address the different dimensions of youth/child development to ensure ALL community members have a chance for success.

What We Do

Our U-Matter Adopt a School program seeks to provide support to public schools located in high-poverty neighborhoods. Through collaboration with local organizations, together we can develop high-impact solutions for our most vulnerable community members. 

Our U-Matter Youth is a community of youth and community leaders/mentors that informs, improves, and encourages the well-being of our young community members. U-Matter focuses on the different areas of self-care and its effects on mental health.

Our Agents of Change program focuses on identifying the unique gifts and talents of our volunteers and develops them into superpowers that make the world a better place. Our Agents of Change tutors follow the "Heart, Mindset & Academic" framework. Their priority is to address the child's emotional needs, then explicitly develop a growth & benefit mindset, while teaching the academic skills needed to succeed in school.


 board directors

Our Advisory Board Members is a diverse group of community leaders that have come together with one goal in mind, empower the children of today to be the heroes of tomorrow.

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Vice President


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Outreach Director 

Adopt a School Program 

Victoria Martino

Outreach Director 

Agents of Change

Outreach Director 

U-Matter Program 

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Fundraising Director 


Networking Director 


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