Christina Garcia

Senior Program Coordinator, Parent Engagement, LIFT-Los Angeles

Los Angeles -

Christina is a Program Coordinator for LIFT-Los Angeles. Her responsibilities include member management, which means she is the main liaison between the members and the office. She identifies members’ needs and connects them to incoming resources and she creates, implements and manages programs to increase member retention. She also spends half of her time conducting member service each week, during which she meets with her core members. Christina is also in charge of advocate management, which means she supervises, manages, supports, and trains advocates and interns. Lastly, she is in in charge of operation management, which entails making follow-up calls to members, scheduling appointments, and creating a safe and welcoming office.

She LIFTs because why not? It only cost us our time and dedication. Helping our struggling community members reach stability in their lives is priceless!

Christina graduated as a psychology major from California State University, Los Angeles. As an undergrad, Christina volunteered in the organization “Big Brothers, Big Sisters.” There she was able to guide and support young girls living in the South Los Angeles area. She was also a tutor for 826LA, a program geared to strengthen the writing skills of students, ages 6-18. Some of the activities included writing workshops, field trips, in-school programs and after-school tutoring. The program catered to students from Echo Park and Boyle Heights, two communities that used to be known for their gang violence and high dropout rates. Her junior year as an undergrad she decided to join Sigma Lambda Gamma Sorority, an organization that takes pride in empowering women and forming strong professional networks. For two years she served as Vice President of her chapter, organizing community service events and disseminating resources to the community that surrounded California State University, Los Angeles. Through her sorority networks she was informed about the great work LIFT was doing and became motivated to volunteer as an Advocate while finishing her last year as an undergrad. Her passion for helping others and making a difference led her to join LIFT full-time.

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