About Sal Castro

Sal Castro was a distinguished teacher, mentor, advocate, and community organizer, remembered for his role in the 1968 East Los Angeles Blowouts – a series of historic protests led by Mexican American high school and college students to demand an equitable education. Throughout his career, Sal Castro inspired countless students to succeed in college and serve their community.

Modeled after Sal Castro’s storied Chicano Youth Leadership Conference, the Sal Castro Academy for Urban Teacher Leaders will inspire a new generation of teacher-activists through a transformative and empowering curriculum.