Galicia Guerrero, MSW, earned a Master of Social Work degree with a concentration in children, youth, and families and a specialization in management from the Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis. Ms. Guerrero also holds a Bachelor of Social Work Degree with minors in Spanish and justice education from Saint Mary’s College – Notre Dame, IN.
As a first generation college graduate, passionate about the transformative power of education, Ms. Guerrero has centered her career on increasing access to quality educational opportunities for children, youth, and families. Ms. Guerrero areas of expertise include: curriculum development, program development and evaluation, strategic planning, graphic design and communications, grant writing and management, event planning, and volunteer management.
Throughout her educational and professional career, she has worked extensively within a variety of organizations and school systems to help build effective programs and work toward sustainability. As a social work intern at Riley High School in South Bend, Indiana, she initiated peer student support groups, created 21st century success skills curriculum, and formalized a peer mentor and leadership program for students. As an undergraduate student, she served as a founding student leader for the college’s first federally funded VAWA violence prevention office and was integral in the development of prevention programming and advocacy efforts to reduce the prevalence of sexual assault, relationship violence, and stalking on college campuses.
At Youth Learning Center (YLC), Ms. Guerrero has led the development, implementation, and evaluation of multiple high-impact STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) and student success programs. This has included the development of YLC’s Two Degrees Program – a STEM mentorship, networking, and soft skill development program for high school youth. In addition, she has created a sustainable enrichment program model for The Biome School’s extended day program serving K-4th grade students. As the Community Relations Manager at The Biome School, she has led the implementation of organizational brand standards, created marketing assets, and increased external communication efforts. She has also worked to increase organizational volunteerism and community partnerships with local universities and helps to manage the organization’s fundraising campaigns and events.
Ms. Guerrero is a graduate of the FOCUS St. Louis Emerging Leaders Program, served on the United Way Allocation Panels, and was a member of the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of St. Louis. She is an active alumnae association board member of Saint Mary’s College, Young Friend of the Little Bit Foundation, and a volunteer religion and social justice teacher for middle school students at St. Francis Xavier Parish.