Carlo Gómez Arteaga

Carlo Gómez Arteaga is an experienced Organizer, Public Policy Advocate, Group Facilitator, Trainer and Consultant focused on LGBTQI+, Immigrant, and Youth Equity. He is the Co-founder and Facilitator of the first Spanish language support group for Latinx Trans men Grupo de Apoyo Fénix in the San Francisco East Bay. This is a partnership between The Pacific Center for Human Growth in Berkeley and Somos Familia in Oakland, CA. He has developed and organized trainings for government agencies, non-profits, school districts, and hospitals titled, "Inclusive and Equitable Spaces for Transgender People: Best Practices, Policies & Systems."  Currently, he is the State Program Director for the grassroots advocacy campaign to End Child Poverty in California sponsored by GRACE and GRACE End Child Poverty Institute..

For over 20 years, Mr. Gómez Arteaga has organized for better policies and practices for Immigrant and LGBTQI+ communities through local, regional, and statewide coalitions.  Moreover, he has planned and organized trainings and convenings on various intersectional issues.

As a New Voices Fellow through the Academy for Educational Development, funded by the Ford Foundation, he helped develop and consulted on the LGBTQI+ module for the National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights’ BRIDGE Curriculum, which was used throughout the 2004 Immigrant Freedom Rides. In 2005, as Field Building Coordinator for Partnership for Immigrant Leadership in Action, he led the planning and development and organized the first ever Grassroots Leadership Gathering. This was a gathering of San Francisco Bay Area LGBTQI+, Immigrant, Low-wage Workers, Youth, and Women’s Rights organizations, which explored connections to Climate Change.

Mr. Gómez Arteaga holds a B.A. in Political Science & Spanish from DePaul University, and certifications in a number of areas including: Peer Counseling, Group Facilitation, Youth Development, Harm Reduction, and Family & Community Engagement Practices.