Deycy Hernandez is a consultant who has worked with communities of color as a community organizer, policy director, facilitator, coach, and director of collaboratives, coalitions, and collective impact efforts for over 20 years.
Most recently, Deycy led efforts in Boyle Heights in Los Angeles, CA from planning into implementation of a collaborative that is strengthening outcomes for students and families and winning system-level changes to improve community conditions. During her time as the director for Promesa Boyle Heights, the collaborative grew in the number of residents and partners involved, exceeded target results in key academic and wellness indicators, grew from a 2-person staff into 25+ full-time and part-time employees, and went from a fluctuating budget in the initial years into a current annual budget of $1.8 million with slated growth.
Prior to joining Promesa Boyle Heights, Deycy served as the Director of Advocacy and Organizing for the New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC) where she worked alongside multi-ethnic grassroots organizations, parents, and schools to win landmark victories for English Language Learners (ELLs) and immigrant communities in New York.
Deycy obtained her Bachelor’s degree from UCLA and a Master’s degree in Education Policy from Harvard’s Graduate School of Education where she also served as a research assistant for the Harvard Civil Rights Project.