Voices of Making Waves: Meet Damian Garcia
Damian Garcia joined the Making Waves community almost 20 years ago when he was a 5th grader in San Francisco. With continued support from Making Waves, Damian went on to attend and graduate from Saint Mary’s College of California in 2014 with a Bachelor of Science degree in business. Most recently, he has taken on a new role as a part of Making Waves Foundation’s Alumni Advisory Council.
The council is made up of alumni committed to cultivating transformational relationships that support current students and alumni in Making Waves’ college success program, known as CAP. The group meets monthly and aims to foster personal and professional development through mentorship, connection, and community building.
Damian sees the Alumni Advisory Council as an outlet to give back and improve resources for students and alumni while also building his leadership skills.
Networking into the tech industry
Growing career and leadership skills
“I realize a lot of people don’t always have the answers. If you can provide a solution, then it’s very valuable. A lot of people are open to suggestions. It’s just a matter of how you provide them,” Damian shared.
This Voices of Making Waves storytelling series spotlights the voices and journeys of the students, alumni, teachers, coaches, and more members of our Making Waves Foundation and Making Waves Academy communities — and highlights our work in creating educational opportunities that change lives.
About Making Waves Foundation
With a unique focus on college attendance and graduation, Making Waves Foundation supports historically underrepresented and underserved students in pursuing their dreams. Making Waves Academy is a public charter school in Richmond, California, educating more than 1,100 students and Making Waves Foundation’s college success program, known as CAP, provides coaching, scholarships, financial literacy, and career support for more than 500 college students as well as a network for more than 500 Wave-Maker alumni.
December 20, 2022