About Evelyn

Evelyn Centeno has dedicated her life inspiring and empowering youth as an educator.  Four years ago, she founded Inspire Learning Institute.  As President and CEO, she has provided Saturday workshops, After school and Summer Camp programs for youth in underserved and underprivileged communities – giving them access and exposure to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.  She hopes that through these programs, she will make a difference in leveling the playing field and closing the opportunity gap.


• Graduate studies, MS Education, Chapman University
• Graduate studies in MBA Telecommunications, Golden Gate University
• Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Golden Gate University, 1989
• College of Science studies in Chemistry, University of Santo Tomas

Professional Experience

• President and Chief Executive Officer of Inspire Learning Institute, a 501c3 organization
dedicated to empowering underserved, underprivileged youth through STEM.
• Former Engineering Consultant in the Telecommunications Industry
• Former Math and Science School Teacher

Boards and Commissions (Past and Present)

• Citizens Oversight Committee of Martinez Unified School District (Current)
• Contra Costa Mental Health Commission
• Equal Employment Opportunity Advisory Council of Contra Costa County
• Antioch Police Commission
• Pittsburg Community Advisory Commission

Community Involvement (Past and Present)

• American Association of University Women
• Professional Business Women of California
• Coalition of Science After School
• Mount Diablo Audubon Society
• National Council of Teachers in Mathematics
• Kiwanis of Martinez

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