Alumni Spotlight: Wesley Farrow

Name: Wesley Farrow
Region & Corps Region: Los Angeles '06
About: After studying Economics and Psychology at the University of Michigan, Wesley spent a year with nonprofit and development projects in Mexico, Uganda, and Cambodia. In 2006 he was recruited by Teach for America and moved from Detroit to Los Angeles to become a Special Day Class Algebra and Geometry teacher at Locke High School. In 2008 Locke became a Green Dot campus. Wesley chose to stay within LAUSD by transitioning to Belvedere Middle School, where he went from RSP teacher to Dean to Special Education Coordinator. He served in United Teachers Los Angeles' House of Representatives and played an active role in organizing and cultivating teacher leadership through NewTLA. When offered a Coro Fellowship in 2011, Wesley took leave from LAUSD and spent a year mapping and navigating the civic landscape of Southern California. Upon completion of the Coro Fellows Program, Wesley launched Soltura Languages, now part of Spanish Connector, to provide fluency training through a socially-conscious benefit corporation model. From 2013-2014 Wesley led an initiative at the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights to expand human rights education and outreach across the West Coast. In his home of Del Rey, Wesley serves on his Neighborhood Council as Co-Chair of the Education Committee. In August of 2015, Wesley became Executive Director of Coro Southern California, where his team pursues the innovation of public affairs through ethical leadership.