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Senior Program Officer
Christina Garcia joined the Foundation in 2015 as Senior Program Officer, working to promote equitable outcomes for young people in California by advancing the regional scale of Linked Learning through multi-sector partnerships. Building on her initial focus, Christina is also helping to develop new initiatives as part of the Foundation’s emerging efforts to improve career readiness and living-wage work for families and young adults who are working and in poverty. Christina currently serves on the board of directors of Mercy Housing California and the Treasure Island Homeless Development Initiative. Prior to joining Irvine, Christina worked for three years at the venture philanthropy fund, REDF, leading its development, communications, evaluation and learning, and field-building initiatives. She spent five years in San Francisco local government, launching and improving community-based economic development and workforce opportunities for low-income and at-risk individuals, families, and entrepreneurs. Christina began her career as a grantmaker and change agent at The Corporation for Supporting Housing, where she led a national systems change initiative to adapt and scale the permanent supportive housing industry.