Arthur Fidel Argomaniz
ARTHUR FIDEL ARGOMANIZ is a proud Chicano raised in San Gabriel Valley, his parents are from Lincoln Heights and his grandparents roots lay in Zacatecas, Sinaloa, New Mexico and Austria Hungary. Arthur is married to a beautiful Chicana, they have 3 beautiful children.
Arthur works for the Center for the Study of Social Policy (www.CSSP.org) supporting child welfare monitoring work in Humboldt County, California and the First 5 LA Best Start initiative in Los Angeles County. He is a member CSSP’s Place Based Innovations Team, Litigation Team and works to support communities as the experts and change makers. He has been with CSSP for 6 years.
Arthur is also a community organizer serving as the Director of Strategic Partnerships for the IPR Healing Arts Space (check us out on IG – @IPR.Artz) in South Central LA and a member of the conference organizing committee for the Healing Communities Collaborative, focused on uplifting native and indigenous practices in community work. This fall he will be a circle keeper for EL Rancho Unified School District’s Joven Noble rites of passage program.
Previously, Arthur served as a youth advocate and case manager for a South LA based YouthBuild program, helped run summer camps for South LA youth and worked for the Institute for Community Peace coordinating gun violence prevention conferences.
He is a graduate of the University of Southern California and holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology with a minor in Chicano Studies. He was a member of MEChA and co-founded a student group, Campus and Community United, to serve as the counterpart to the UNIDAD campaign, fighting against the gentrification of the surrounding community. Arthur has aspirations of going back to USC for a dual masters in Public Policy and social work.