Arizona Alliance of Black

School Educators

Devin began work as a Community Organizer in 2012. In that year alone, he helped register over 34,000 new minority voters that were engaged throughout the 2012 election cycle. That success continued in 2013 as Devin served as a community organizer throughout South Phoenix & West Phoenix working to increase civic engagement in communities of color. In 2014, Devin ran for a seat on the Tolleson Union High School District Governing Board. In which Devin won his election and was voted Vice President by his fellow board members. In his first 120 days of being in office, Devin championed President Obama’s My Brothers Keeper initiative which focused on changing the life outcomes for males of color. It was Devin’s leadership which led to the passage of the Males of Color Pledge; making Tolleson Union High School District to be the first school district in the state to adopt the pledge. The Males of Color Pledge works to increase graduation rates, reduce suspension rates, and decreases high school drop out rates among Latino and African American boys. In addition to serving as a school board member; Devin was also elected in 2015 to serve as the Regional Pacific Director for the National Black Council of school board members. As a Pacific Regional Director, overseeing 5 states; Devin works to increase academic achievement from ethnic and racial minority groups. Most recently Devin was elected to serve as the Arizona School Board Association Black Caucus President. 

Devin Del Palacio