The Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice

Advancing Milton and Rose D. Friedman's Vision of School Choice for All Children

Rebeca Nieves Huffman

Illinois State Director, Democrats for Education Reform

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Rebeca Huffman, a native of Chicago, serves the Illinois State Director for Democrats for Education Reform. Prior to that role, Rebeca was vice president at the National Association of Charter School Authorizers (NACSA) where she managed the grant-making work of the organization through its Fund for Authorizing Excellence.

Before joining NACSA, Huffman served for five years as president and CEO of the Hispanic Council for Reform and Educational Options (Hispanic CREO), an organization that is the national voice for the right of Latino parents to access all educational options and is an agent of change and equity in education. 

Prior to serving as Hispanic CREO’s president and CEO, Huffman was the Associate Director of Recruitment and Selection for the KIPP Foundation, an organization dedicated to providing historically underserved students with the knowledge, skills, and character needed to succeed in top-quality high schools, colleges, and the competitive world beyond. 

Huffman serves on the boards of Education Sector and City Year Chicago. She is also a proud alum of the Aspen Institute’s Entrepreneurial Leadership for Public Education fellowship program, which identifies and strengthens the next generation of leaders within the K-12 education sector. 


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