Angelica Portillo works as the Project Manager for After the Bell Alliance at Dallas Afterschool. After the Bell Alliance aims to increase access to afterschool programs for children across Dallas County. Angelica’s passion for education and public policy has led her to become an advocate for the Out-of-School Time field. She hopes to help increase the impact of local afterschool programs through advocacy at the state and local levels. Most recently, National Afterschool Association (NAA) honored Angelica with the Next Generation of Afterschool Leaders award. Angelica is an active volunteer within the Dallas Community. She is a Dallas native and earned a degree in Political Science and Public Administration from the University of North Texas.