Our Mission and Values

Making Waves commits to rigorously and holistically preparing students to gain acceptance to and graduate from college to ultimately become valuable contributors to the workforce and their communities.

We combine our intellect and critical thinking to support each other and make healthy choices for ourselves and positive changes in our community.


We are agents of change, who, through hard work and perseverance, have the power to define ourselves and to control our destiny.


We believe each person is valuable and we demonstrate respect by following our community norms.


We have integrity; we are accountable for our decisions and actions and their impact on self and community.


We are life-long learners who aspire to and achieve academic excellence.

Positions at Making Waves

Here are examples of the types of teaching, operations, leadership, and central staff positions at Making Waves Academy. To see positions currently open, please click here.

Career Areas

Making Waves Academy (“MWA” or “the school”) is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of the school to afford equal employment and advancement opportunity to all qualified individuals regardless of actual or perceived disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, nationality, race or ethnicity, citizenship, immigration status, religion, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, medical condition, or any other characteristic that is contained in the definition of hate crimes in the California Penal Code. This policy extends to all job applicants and employees and to all aspects of the employment relationship  including:  hiring,  training,  transfer,  promotion,  discipline,  termination, compensation and benefits of existing employees.
To comply with applicable laws ensuring equal employment opportunities to qualified individuals with a disability, the school will make reasonable accommodations for the known physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified individual with a disability who is an applicant or an employee unless undue hardship would result.
Any applicant or employee who requires an accommodation in order to perform the essential functions of the job should contact the Human Resources Office and request such an accommodation.  The individual with the disability should specify what accommodation they need to perform the job, or if unknown, what job duties are impaired by the disability. The school then will conduct an investigation to identify the barriers that interfere with the equal opportunity of the applicant or employee to perform the job.  The school will identify possible accommodations, if any, that will help eliminate the limitation.  If the accommodation is reasonable and will not impose an undue hardship, the school will make the accommodation.
Inquiries, complaints, or grievances regarding equal opportunity employment as described in the text above, should be directed to:
Elizabeth Martinez
Chief Operating Officer
4123 Lakeside Drive Richmond, CA 94806 
(510) 262-1511