Dr. Luis S. Garcia

Dr. Luis S. Garcia is a social-service administrator and re-entry advocate. He is Director of Programs & Services at the Weingart Center in Los Angeles, supporting LA’s Skid Row community and helping the homeless transition to permanent housing. He holds an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership for Social Justice from Loyola Marymount University. His research focuses on creating spaces for communities affected by homelessness and incarceration, sharing stories and deepening relationships through transformative community partnerships. Garcia received his high school diploma while incarcerated in the Los Angeles County jail and went on to earn a MSW in Social Work from the University of Southern California. He is a Future IDs core-project collaborator and is currently working with scholar Johanna Taylor on a Future IDs at Alcatraz project evaluation.