Education is the most powerful weapon

which you can use to change the world

Nelson Mandela


Fathum is a woman-owned and lead fourth-sector company. We are education entrepreneurs dedicated to reaching diverse, underserved, communities. We are founded on values that promote social justice, critical consciousness, self-sufficiency and grassroots leadership. Our strategies are innovative, multidimensional and promote the strengths and assets of children, families and communities.


Fathum is a certified Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) in Maryland as well as an Economically Disadvantaged Woman-Owned Small Business (EDWOSB) and is in the process of applying for the SBA 8(a) certification.


EIN: 26-3276175

DUNS: 968422035

NAICS: 611710, 611430, 511210, 561330, 541930

Our specialties


Our  team is made up of educational professionals who have extensive experience and are highly qualified


Our team members are fluent in more than one language


Our team members have travelled, lived and worked extensively in other countries


Our team members have been recognized for the impact of their contributions and expertise.  Awards in include: Maryland Women Who Dare; Rising Star; Teacher of the Year; Fulbright Scholar;

Transformational Leadership

The equity challenges of our time require visionary educational leaders who are grounded in a strong sense of social justice, and who willing to collaborate intensely across communities.

Pilar Torres


Fathum’s team is made up of highly qualified and experienced education professionals.

  • Pilar Torres-Siclait
    Pilar Torres-SiclaitCEO

    Pilar believes that early care and education is the foundation of lifelong learning and success. She has over twenty five years of experience in education and human services program design and implementation.

    Ed.D candidate

    Johns Hopkins University

  • Erica Serrano
    Erica SerranoDirector of Programs

    Erica Is passionate about young children and early childhood teachers.   She has extensive experience in the design and delivery of educational and training programs.

  • Bey Fiss
    Bey FissCFO

    A seasoned CPA with over 30 years of experience in financial and risk management operations.  She specializes in high dollar impact contracts and federal procurement.

    • Yeison Arévalo
      Yeison ArévaloGraphic designer

      Graphic designer with eight years of experience in creating advertising campaigns, web design, mobile design and user interface.

      Award for best game play RedBull BlackBerry Jam Session Colombia.