In 2012, when these same 20 students started high school, Erica used her own savings ($2,000) to start the non-profit, “Leaders in Training” (LIT). Fueled by her desire to empower and serve – and guided by her vision, LIT’s purpose is to help East Las Vegas students become first generation college graduates–and the next generation of diverse leaders who will inspire real change within their communities!
Today, LIT empowers 200 students each year with a 100% college acceptance rate, an 81% postsecondary persistence rate and 100% of members committed to using their education and success to serve their community!
Marrying into the Air Force family in 2020, Erica is continuing to serve and lead the way for change, now as a Nevada State Assemblywoman and Nevada’s first Filipina legislator. She is active in advocating for education and has been working on an advanced enrollment bill, while also advocating for military spouses to have their teaching licenses fully transferable.
As an educator, nonprofit founder, policymaker and military spouse, Erica Mosca is a spouse in the fight!