Accelerate youth readiness in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) for full engagement / success in the 21st century workforce. We want to identify, inspire, engage and prepare youth for 21st century jobs -- which are significantly STEM-Based.
A diverse youth population are a significant source of STEM ready youth for our country.
Guillermo "Bill" Izabal, MHRM
President & Founder
Bill serves as the Managing Director (Volunteer). After retiring from the Boeing Company as a Human Resources Executive, Bill founded ListoAmerica Inc. He is also an active Board Member of the Mexican American Opportunity Foundation (MAOF). Bill has a BA in Business Administration (Industrial Relations major) from Loyola University, Los Angeles and a MA in Human Resources from George Washington University, Washington D.C.
ListoAmerica Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization which is founded on the premise that Latinos/Latinas can be a significant source of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) future employees in our country's 21st-century workforce to help solve one of the most pressing issues facing the United States: the critical shortage of STEM-based skilled employees in the future demographics of our country.
"Listo" is a Spanish word which means "ready, prepared" and is also an acronym for Latino Infusion into Science and Technology opportunities.
Since, 2010 ListoAmerica has accomplished its mission by developing innovative after school programs that inspire, engage, and empower our youth and community for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).
ListoAmerica has also formed partnerships with other community based Non-Profits, educational institutions, and corporations to expand its outreach. In 2010, our first pilot program began in a 3 year partnership with the Mexican American Opportunity Foundation (MAOF). Jointly we launched the first Clubhouse program in South Central Los Angeles (at La Alameda Plaza). This Clubhouse was licensed by the prestigious Clubhouse Network and was the foundation for further programs. Today ListoAmerica independently runs the ListoAmerica Clubhouse in Santa Ana, California. Additionally, we began the Learning Loft program, a space adjacent to the Clubhouse, dedicated to providing programs for teaching and learning through the use of technology.
Juliana Lepe, AA
Manager, Clubhouse Program
(Chief Operations Officer)
Juliana serves as our Clubhouse Coordinator. She has volunteered for Elizabeth Learning Center mentoring high school seniors while attending California State University in Long Beach. She received her Associates Degree from the California School of Culinary Arts in the Le Cordon Blue Program. Juliana has taken her Chef skills as an entrepreneurial endeavor and has expanded her creativeness in designing, creating and developing specialty cakes and pastries. Juliana also has administrative experience, by being office manager for more than 4 years in a large cooperation.
Gustavo Madrigal, M.Ed
Director, Creative Tech Learning
(Chief Technology Officer)
Gustavo, our "tech guru", serves as an education technologist , and instructional designer, for ListoAmerica's programs. He received his Master's Degree in Educational Multimedia from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. His graduate thesis explored the cognitive processes of multimedia learning in eBooks. He also teaches Creative Computing and Graphic Design at a private high school. More recently, Gustavo began teaching a graduate level course at Cal Poly Pomona where he introduces educators to the pedagogy and affordances virtual reality and augmented reality have for education and training.