Carlos Santini is the National Vice President of Programs for After-School All-Stars providing strategic leadership in program design, partnership development, technical assistance, youth development practice, content creation, and continuous quality improvement initiatives in an effort to provide over 70,000 youth in 19 cities across the country with high quality afterschool programs. Prior to this role, he was the Associate Director for one of California’s most influential expanded learning programs in After-School All-Stars, Los Angeles. The project contributed significantly to the passing of the afterschool initiative known as Proposition 49 in 2004.
Over the past 16 years, Carlos has worked closely with school districts, foundations, the for-profit and non-profit sectors, civic and community leaders and influencers at the local, city, and state level, to expand the scope and influence of the afterschool field. Prior to his career in expanded learning, Carlos had a successful career in marketing and public relations for hi-tech corporate clients, successfully placing them in high profile media outlets including Time Magazine, Fortune Magazine, and The Wall Street Journal.
Currently, Carlos is involved in board leadership for numerous educational organizations including the National Afterschool Association (NAA), the Digital Learning Task Force in partnership with Google Education and the NAA, 9 Dots STEM education, The Jazz Education Task Force with the Mott Foundation and Jazz at Lincoln Center, and ASAPConnect, a statewide technical assistance agency supporting the work of professionalizing and sourcing the afterschool field across the State of California.
Carlos is a featured presenter at nationally recognized conferences and summits, showcasing best practices and innovative strategies in the expanded learning field and non-profit leadership. He attended the University of California, at Los Angeles (UCLA) where he first began his work in youth development as a sophomore for UCLA UniCamp. Carlos is married with two children ages 8 and 11 and is a native of Honduras. His wife, Alejandra Santini is a 3rd/4th grade teacher at Santa Monica Malibu Unified School District.