Square Pizza Podcast

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The Square Pizza podcast focuses on the intersection of education, innovation, and diversity. We host and interview leaders doing incredible work around the country to ensure all students have access to an equitable education. The Square Pizza podcast is hosted by SchermCo, a social-impact implementation firm that offers strategic implementation and project management services to schools and education-focused organizations across the country.

We are excited to bring you this episode of the #squarepizzapod. This week, Greg is in conversation with Fidel Vargas, President of the Hispanic Scholarship  Fund. One fun fact about Fidel Vargas: In 1992, at age 23, Vargas was elected mayor of Baldwin Park, California becoming the youngest elected mayor in US history.

Topics covered in this episode:

  • Centinela Capital Partners – investing and managing nearly $1B in minority owned funds
  • Kobe Bryant and the Mamba Mentality
  • The moment Fidel learned he was admitted to Harvard
  • His team’s work supporting 20,000 HSF scholars
  • HSF receiving a $30M grant to further their technology platform

We hope you enjoy!