Joshua Arcia is the Career Pathway Connections Manager. He oversees the CPC Round 5 Grant while assisting with The Intern Project (TIP) and serving as a mentor for Westbrook Academy & surrounding Slate Z schools.
Prior to LAPF, Arcia worked in community engagement, empowerment as well as youth advocacy in LA County for over 10 years. For example, during his time at LA84 and Beyond the Bell, Arcia used sports and extracurricular activities to fight the school-to-prison pipeline as well as reach students’ full potential in preparing them for their high school and college careers. Arcia also worked with the City of Los Angeles GRYD department in order to focus on the reduction of crime within gangs and gang retaliation throughout the Toberman as well as the Harbor City Communities.
Arcia earned his B.S. in Psychology from California State University Dominguez Hills which encouraged him to pursue his passion for public health. He intends to further his education in order to give back to the communities that helped pave the way for his success. His lifelong goal is to help impact communities that lack public health services.
Arcia is an avid sports fan (Go Dodgers! Go Lakers!) and has an extensive background in music but will most likely find him being a homebody, or hanging out with his crew playing games during his free time.