Antonio Jose Garcia is a senior at East High School who currently holds a 4.44 GPA. Garcia is active in the community as he is on the Board of Directors for the Young African & Latino Leaders, on the Cafe Cultura Youth Council, is part of the Latino Students United Club at East, and a danzante (dancer) with Grupo de Danza Azteca Huitzilopochtli.
Bless Me Ultima
Blood in Blood Out
Chicano Rock (Mana, Malo, Santana, etc.)
Executive Director or President of an Non-Profit Organization
Grandfather (Social worker and prominent leader in the Chicano Movement)
FAVORITE SOCIAL MEDIA
Facebook to keep in touch with family
WORDS TO LIVE BY
“Family is the only true wealth in life” and “Don’t live life, devour it!”
Garcia volunteers his time at Breaking our Chains, an NPO that helps communities of color.
WHY IS COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT IMPORTANT?
“To better society & achieve equity and equality.”
IF I COULD CHANGE THE WORLD I WOULD…
“Break down the systematic forms of oppression that communities of color face such as the school-to-prison pipeline.”
MY COLLEGE OF CHOICE
“The University of California at Berkley, and I have been accepted to New Mexico State University.”