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The Center of Southwest Culture, Inc. was founded in 1991 as a non-profit organization to help develop healthy Indigenous and Latino communities through economic development initiatives and educational and cultural work. CSC works primarily in the Southwe ... more

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Employment History


Rio Grande HS


Board Member
The Simon Charitable Foundation

South Valley Academy


Stanford University

University of Texas Law School


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Center of Southwest Culture - Our Board [cached]

Alan Marks, JD, President

Alan Marks has dedicated his career as an educator to creating successful educational models for students in K-12. He founded the South Valley Academy in Albuquerque's South Valley, where he served a decade as head master. He has helped hundreds of minority students from across New Mexico successfully apply to and graduate from the nation's top private colleges and universities. He is the founder and president of the Center for Educational Initiatives.

Board of Directors of The Simon Charitable Foundation [cached]


Mr. Marks is a graduate of Stanford University and University of Texas Law School, is a licensed attorney in New Mexico and Texas and a licensed teacher and administrator in New Mexico. Mr. Marks taught at Rio Grande HS in Albuquerque from 1978-92, and was named NM Teacher of the Year in 1989. He founded South Valley Academy, a charter high school in 2000, and built and directed the school until 2008. He has served on many city, county and state boards, public involvement committees, task forces, and non-profit boards.

Justice Matters - Programs [cached]

Based in Albuquerque, NM, South Valley Academy came about through work from co-founders Katarina Sandoval and Alan Marks, educators and longtime Albuquerque residents who saw the need to break away from the traditional public school model.

Co-founders Katarina Sandoval and ... [cached]

Co-founders Katarina Sandoval and Alan Marks, educators and longtime Albuquerque residents saw the need to break away from the traditional public school model.

Alan ... [cached]

Alan Marks

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