“Without new visions, we don’t know what to build, only what to knock down. We not only end up confused, rudderless, and cynical, but we forget that making a revolution is not a series of clever maneuvers and tactics, but a process that can and must transform us.”― Robin D.G. Kelley
As an MCF Program Officer, sergio marín luna is part of a team aiming to reorient philanthropy in support of power-building in communities historically and systemically excluded from shaping society and sharing in its rewards and freedoms.
sergio’s political education began in their family - an inheritance from a long line of migrants, luchadxras, and compassionate justice-seekers - and continued in the classroom as an intermediate math & science teacher in a historically under-resourced city of color.
Since then, they have lived out these values and inheritance as a Program Specialist with the National Conference for Community and Justice (NCCJ), Program Manager with Public Allies-Los Angeles, Assistant Director of the Draper Center for Community Partnerships at Pomona College, a Human Relations consultant & facilitator, and a Program Officer at the Hyams Foundation, a place-based racial and economic justice funder.
sergio was privileged to receive a couple of degrees that shaped their journey, a Master’s in Education Policy and Management from Harvard University, and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Loyola Marymount University.