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Nelson Garcia

Youth Development and Community Outreach Coordinator-

A South Bronx native who grew up not too far from Haven Academy has dedicated over 19 years of community service to our neighborhood. Mr. Garcia started his service at the young age of only 13 years old as a volunteer for The Ranch, a youth leadership program at the time.  

After 4 years of service, he was assigned a leadership role with the program which he held for over 7 years. Mr. Garcia graduated from John Jay College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Policing and a double minor in Law and Sociology. 

 

Due to his relationship with the previous organization, he started working for a few camps organizations where he held many positions, from a counselor in his beginning years to Assistant Director. Soon after this, Mr.Garcia was asked to join the Mott Haven Academy Team in its early stages and has held an array of positions at Haven Academy, and supported our Haven scholars from prek-8th. Today Mr. Garcia holds the title of  Community Outreach Coordinator for Mott Haven Middle and is in charge of continuing and strengthening relationships in our community and beyond. He is always seeking out key opportunities to further the growth of our students. Every day he brings a sense of pride into his work and a desire to help students succeed. Next time you see him, feel free to say hi and ask him what he likes to do in his spare time. It may surprise you!

Recent Testimonials

The second place my kids call home.

Parent

Recent Testimonials

Me gusta todo de Haven Academy, una de las cosas que tiene mi atención es que la principal de la escuela siempre esta disponible para dar la bienvenida a los estudiantes en la mañanas.

Recent Testimonials

I wish I was a kid again, I would have loved to attend Haven Academy.

Haven Staff Member

Recent Testimonials

Me gusta todo, especialmente la atención y la comunicación que tenemos con los miembros del personal.

Parent

Recent Testimonials

The staff remembers your face and your child is treated with respect and courtesy. There is nothing but positive reinforcement and encouraging children to be the best.

Recent Testimonials

Fulfilling Career Choice for Teachers and Leaders.

Haven Staff Member

Recent Testimonials

With the support of Haven Academy, Principal Nauiokas, and the other teachers and staff, I feel part of a community—one that has the power to change our student's lives for the better.

Eric Lara - Special Ed Teacher

Recent Testimonials

The teachers and leaders at this school are the most loving and most dedicated educators in schools. The school feels welcoming and warm. Kids LOVE coming to school and that is an important part of making life long learners.

Haven Staff Member