Sylvia Puente
Executive Director


  • English language learners
  • Preschool
  • School finance and spending
  • School funding

Sylvia Puente is the executive director of the Latino Policy Forum— the only public policy and advocacy organization in the Chicago metropolitan area that works to improve educational outcomes for children, make housing accessible and affordable, promote just immigration reform, and build the influence and leadership of the Latino community. She is the convener of the Illinois Latino Agenda, where her collaboration and consensus building skills are highly valued. Through the Forum, she works with more than 100 organizational leaders in the Chicago metropolitan region. She has been recognized as one of the “100 Most Influential Hispanics in the U.S.” by Hispanic Business magazine.