Robert García, JD

Founding Director and Counsel

The City Project

Los Angeles, CA

Robert García is a civil rights attorney who engages, educates, and empowers communities to achieve equal access to public resources. He is Founding Director and Counsel of The City Project, a non-profit legal and policy advocacy organization based in Los Angeles. He has been honored as one of the 100 Most Influential U.S. Hispanics, “men and women who are changing the nation,” by Hispanic Business Magazine. He has extensive experience in public policy and legal advocacy, mediation, and litigation involving complex social justice, civil rights, human health, environmental, education, and criminal justice matters. Mr. García’s work in the past decade has focused on equal access to park, education, and health resources. He is an internationally recognized leader in the urban park movement, bringing the simple joys of playing in parks and school fields to children in communities that are park poor, income poor, and disproportionately of color. He graduated from Stanford University and Stanford Law School, where he served on the Board of Editors of the Stanford Law Review.

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