I have a natural passion for giving back to my local community, which has been part of my life for over 25 years. My first volunteer experience was at the age of 15, when I assisted a group of students to collect blankets and jackets for Sacred Heart Community Church in San Jose, CA in 1993. The head coordinator at the church invited me to be an interpreter for Spanish-speaking patients receiving cancer treatment. From that point, I volunteered at local shelters, food pantries and started to fundraise.
In 1998, I graduated with a B.A. in Business Administration and a B.A. in Economics from the University of Redlands in Redlands, CA.
In 2010, I joined Analog Devices as an HR Program Manager. It was at Analog where my personal passion started to make an impact on a larger and corporate scale. I helped grow our Corporate Social Responsibility program and eventually established relationships domestically and internationally with organizations such as Alzheimer’s Association, American Red Cross, Salvation Army and others.
In 2019, I joined the board for Educate Ya, where I learned that overall health & wellness is equally as important as financial or food assistance. The well-being of our local community is the heart of this organization. I feel privileged to have broadened my knowledge and participate in our COVID-19 Vaccination events in 2021-2022. Above all, giving back and making a difference continues to be part of my commitment to my neighbors.
Mauricio Real was born and raised in Guayaquil, Ecuador. In 2001, he came to the United States at the age of 21 and moved to Corvallis, OR in 2006 to pursue his bachelor degree in electrical engineering at Oregon State University (Go Beavs!). Then he moved to Portland, OR to pursue his Master's degree in electrical engineering at Portland State University (Go Vikings!). While living in Oregon he met his wife Christine and together they have two wonderful children Matias and Camila. Mauricio has been involved with Educate Ya since 2019 when he was first introduced to the organization through one of his close friends and he is looking forward to many more years of service with the Latinxs community.
200 NE 20th Ave, Suite 10 Portland, OR 97232
What Our Clients Are Saying
"EducateYa is a wonderful community place where I had the privilege to teach English to Spanish speakers in Portland. My students came from Hillsboro and drove all the way into town because the methods EducateYa used are so successful. The management at EducateYa, including Rafael Arellano-Barrera are encouraging to all teachers and students to learn, experiment and grow. I highly recommend EducateYa for its mission statement and principles to make everyone in the U.S. bilingual. Yes!" Nana Nash
"Educate Ya, is an amazing place to learn and build community in the Portland area."
Great school. Super teachers Well worth my drive from Vancouver. Tried another Portland school and Educate Ya was hands down better. Barbara Harmon
Te ayuda si estas buscando traducir documentos y tambien a llenar documentos, si tu no sabes Ingles ellos te ayudan mucho! Ivis Amaya