CRC staff member recognized by Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce

Luis Garcia Canseco

CRC staff member recognized by Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce

CRC staff regularly provide exemplary service to our community. Recently, the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce celebrated forty emerging leaders and CRC’s Domestic Violence Education and Prevention Specialist, Luis Canseco, was honored as one of 2021’s “40 Under 40.”

In response to the question “What piece of advice would you give to the next generation of professionals?” Luis responded with “We have the responsibility to use our privilege as males to speak up against sexism and gender-based violence. Speak what you believe in and challenge the status quo.”

One aspect of Luis’ job is to provide DV Prevention Education Healthy Relationships training to middle and high school youth, teachers, administrators and parents at North San Diego County schools using evidence-based curricula.

One especially memorable moment that Luis shares is: “During our class with young middle school boys, we discussed bullying and its effects. While sharing my own experiences being bullied as a kid, one of the boys got up, walked over to his peer, gave him his hand, and apologized for bullying him. We all felt the power of accountability and love.”

More information about the other honorees can be found here.