Last Year's Vision Award Winner
Assembly Member Garcia has a strong vision for the types of education and workforce development policies that make a lasting impact on the reengagement of at promise youth. He has served as Chairman of the Assembly Jobs, Economic Development and Employment Committee, and the Select Committee on the Status of Boys and Men of Color. Recognizing the importance of job training for out of school youth, Assembly Member Garcia introduced legislation to provide employment training funds for individuals who face multiple barriers to self-sufficiency; to support prison reentry strategies including fatherhood involvement, family reunification and family strengthening; to expand funding for culturally relevant parenting, and young male mentorship to decrease the risk of violence, suicide, and other trauma by providing education and early intervention referrals to parents, families, and children at-risk. His community work and connection with at promise students in his community evidence a core understanding of the challenges faced by at-promise students.