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Region 6


Mr. Martin Loa (2016–2019)

Martin Loa serves as Houston Center for Literacy’s Vice President of Program Services(HCL). HCL supports literacy organizations, engages the community to join efforts in solving Houston’s low-literacy problem, and connects adult learners to literacy providers.   Martin was born in Brownsville, Texas and raised near the Mexico border. His childhood experience as a migrant farm worker propelled him to be the first member in his family to graduate from high school and college, receiving his Bachelor’s Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of Texas Pan American and his Master’s Degree in Education from Texas A&M University. He is an experienced educator, trainer and conference organizer.  He has been instrumental in recruiting members and donors for statewide and national conferences, and has successfully managed the budget for the Texas Association for Literacy and Adult Education (TALAE) organization as the former treasurer. He currently serves as President-Elect for TALAE and is Co-Conference Chair for COABE 2016.  Martin also has extensive experience collaborating with numerous educational programs and community organizations in order to provide access and quality services for diverse student populations.    Martin has served as an instructor and an administrator in Adult Education and continues to work at developing and delivering trainings across the state to assist others in our field.

Region 6–State Organizations

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