Tuesday, March 19, 2013

About the Matt Garcia Foundation

Matt Garcia was a man with a vision. He was the youngest city councilman elected in the state of California in November 2007, and a great young leader and inspiration to all who knew him. He was sworn in December 2007 and was on the council for nearly 10 months when he was killed. Matt was only 22 years old… but he lived more in those short years than many adults can even imagine. He led by inspiration, with integrity and ambition. Matt’s dream involved supporting the youth and creating places for them to go and things for them to do; fighting the violence and crime in the city; and uniting the community so that all people will have a sense of belonging and responsibility to the city of Fairfield. Matt’s life was cut short, but his legacy, work and heart live on.

The Matt Garcia Foundation non-profit 501 (c) (3), was established to carry out Matt’s dream. We are dedicated to the work and efforts that Matt started, and hope that we can inspire others to do more, just as Matt inspired us.

Our Mission is to 
  •  Support Youth 
  • Stop Crime Strengthen 
  • Our Community 
Our Vision Statement is

“Everyday we learn something new. Take life as a test and shoot for a better score each day… It doesn’t have to be an “A” the next day, but let’s hope it improves.” – Matt Garcia 

Our Values Are: 
  • To understand before being understood 
  • Leadership centered 
  • Hope in others 
  • Centered on servanthood 
  • Respect for individuality 
  • Excellence in all we do 
  • Support change 
  • Be a blessing to others

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