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Luis Aroche

Senior Program Specialist | Technical Assistance & Capacity BUilding Team

Luis M. Aroche is a native San Franciscan and first-generation Latino who understands the importance of institutional change and its impact on communities of color. As a Senior Program Specialist for DCYF's Technical Assistance and Capacity Building Team, Luis is passionate about dismantling institutional practices that contribute to the re-traumatization of our public-serving workforce. Previously, he served as the Heal SF Project Manager for the Our Children Our Families Council (OCOF) addressing the impact of COVID-19 on the mental health of our frontline workers.

Luis holds a Master’s in Public Administration with honors from the University of San Francisco and a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies with an emphasis in Counseling Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies.

What inspires you to do this work?

For many years, my work-life was toxic and it caused many health complications. I want to share my story and address workforce burnout.

DCYF’s tagline is “Making San Francisco a Great Place to Grow Up.” Do you believe this? Tell us why.

The diversity and the acceptance of being different is welcomed in San Francisco.