Eduardo García is the Senior Policy Fellow at the Latino Community Foundation. In his role he coordinates a statewide strategy with the foundation’s philanthropic, business, and nonprofit partners to mobilize Latinos to participate in the 2020 Census, and the presidential primary and general elections.
Eduardo started his career at Generation Progress (GP), the millennial outreach arm of the Center for American Progress in Washington, D.C. where he trained hundreds of young people to design grassroots campaigns to promote college access and affordability. As the advocacy program manager, he lobbied congress and the Obama administration on immigration policy, including deferred action for DREAMers and their parents, and oversaw grantmaking for capacity-building among immigrant youth and student-led organizations in GP’s network.
Inspired by his experiences working with immigrant youth, Eduardo transitioned to co-leading a national campaign to advance comprehensive immigration reform legislation at the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, a coalition of more than 200 national organizations. In his role he worked within Washington policy circles to coordinate on legislative strategy, while organizing regional deportation defense trainings in states in the Deep South, where undocumented communities continue to face aggressive immigration enforcement.
Eduardo received his master’s degree in public policy from the University of Michigan, where his graduate work focused on immigration, workforce development, and human rights. In his free time he enjoys reading, salsa dancing, and traveling.