Robert Garcia

Civil Rights Attorney, Founding Director and Counsel of the City Project.

Robert García is a civil rights attorney who engages, educates, and empowers communities for equal access to public resources. He is the Founding Director and Counsel of The City Project, a non-profit legal and policy advocacy team in Los Angeles, California. The mission of The City Project is to achieve equal justice, democracy, and livability for all. The City Project’s programs foster equal access to healthy green land use through community planning, health equity and climate justice.  He has influenced the investment of over $41 billion in underserved communities.

He graduated from Stanford University and Stanford Law School, where he served on the Board of Editors of the Stanford Law Review. He is an Assistant Professor at Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science. He served as Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and an attorney with NAACP Legal Defense & Education Fund. He is an immigrant who came to the U.S. from Guatemala at age four.

He received the President's Award from the American Public Health Association in 2010. PODER Magazine named him one of the top 100 Latino Green Leaders. Hispanic Business Magazine recognized him as one of the 100 most influential Latinos in the United States.

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