Malka Borrego: "I wanted my impact to be greater"

Voice: Leader

Region: Los Angeles Region

Organization: Equitas Academy

...so teacher Malka Borrego decided to start a charter school to serve the predominantly low-income, Latino students in the neighborhood where she grew up -- Pico Union in Los Angeles. She became a fellow with Building Excellent Schools and founded Equitas Academy which has 85 percent English-language learners and is outperforming both the state and the district.