Carmen Garcia

Executive Director

Oakland, California

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Carmen Garcia is the Executive Director at Root & Rebound.

Carmen believes that her purpose in this world is to serve others. In the CHOICES PROGRAM, she learned that knowledge, opportunities & privilege is meaningful and rewarding when you pay it forward following the mantra that Each one, Teach one! We are responsible for each other; we don’t exist alone in this world!

While at SFSU, Carmen worked at City College of San Francisco as a Teacher’s Assistant to Dr. Terry Day in the Psychology Department. Carmen also interned at City College of San Francisco’s Second Chance Program, which helps previously incarcerated students achieve their full academic potential by mentoring and providing them with resources to help reduce everyday challenges.

Carmen realizes the importance of education in the prison system and post-incarceration as a formerly incarcerated woman.

In her spare time, Carmen enjoys writing children’s stories in Spanish and, most importantly, spending time with her family.

Carmen Garcia

Executive Director

Oakland, California

Email Carmen

Carmen Garcia is the Executive Director at Root & Rebound.

Carmen believes that her purpose in this world is to serve others. In the CHOICES PROGRAM, she learned that knowledge, opportunities & privilege is meaningful and rewarding when you pay it forward following the mantra that Each one, Teach one! We are responsible for each other; we don’t exist alone in this world!

While at SFSU, Carmen worked at City College of San Francisco as a Teacher’s Assistant to Dr. Terry Day in the Psychology Department. Carmen also interned at City College of San Francisco’s Second Chance Program, which helps previously incarcerated students achieve their full academic potential by mentoring and providing them with resources to help reduce everyday challenges.

Carmen realizes the importance of education in the prison system and post-incarceration as a formerly incarcerated woman.

In her spare time, Carmen enjoys writing children’s stories in Spanish and, most importantly, spending time with her family.

Why do you come to work at Root & Rebound every day?

For me, Root & Rebound is a connector, an educator, and the voice for many who never had a first chance. MY LIFESAVER!