From his days as a National Urban Fellow, Miguel Garcia's professional journey has come full circle, leading him back to the institution that provided him with an edge. Throughout his career he has held a variety of leadership and staff roles in the corporate, government, and nonprofit sectors. His focus in the diverse areas of public policy, grantmaking, school-to-work transition, youth leadership development, and education has enabled him to evolve into an effective problem-solver with keen analytical skills.
Garcia has served on several Boards of Directors in both New York City and State and was elected as a Community School Board member in the Bronx. In addition to receiving a National Urban Fellowship, he was honored with an Institute for Educational Leadership Fellowship. However, it was as Program Officer at the Primerica Foundation, that he had a glimpse into the socio-economic demands and diversity of America.
As a way to make strides in this arena, he founded Health Opportunities High School in the Bronx, where his responsibilities included managing the curriculum, supervising faculty and support services, and fostering educational and community relationships. He was the Dean of Crisis Intervention for Special Education at DeWitt Clinton High School and an Academic Coordinator for an Entrepreneurship Honors program.
Miguel is a dedicated father, charismatic individual and a consummate role model to those who want to make enduring change.