Community Affairs Manager, LinkNYC
Alize Garcia serves as the Community Affairs Manager for LinkNYC. LinkNYC is a first-of-its-kind
communications network that will replace over 7,500 pay phones across the five boroughs with new structures called
Links. Each Link provides superfast, free public Wi-Fi, phone calls, device charging and a tablet for access to city
services, maps and directions. In this role Alize works to establishes key partnerships with community stakeholders
and oversees community and government outreach on behalf of this first of its kind product. Alize is passionate about
helping the youth attain their highest potential by providing them with the tools necessary to succeed. Her goal is to
create a more equitable future for youth of color and to even the playing field and removing the ceiling placed over
the heads of black and brown youth in our country.
In 2012, she co-founded the HBCU Puissance Scholarship, to assist low income, first generation graduating
high school seniors with funding towards their tuition. Since the inception of the foundation in 2013, Alize and her
team has been able to successfully award over 8 students with $10,000+ in scholarship funds. She recently
developed We Give Too, a web platform that makes it easier and more seamless to search, find and connect with
organizations and charities. We are a central hub for connecting people of color with community service projects,
volunteer opportunities and ways to make monetary donations to various local nonprofit organizations and causes.
We Give Too is building a bridge between millennials of color and the organizations that need their time and money
and will change the face of philanthropy one volunteer at a time.
Alize earned her MPA from Metropolitan College of New York and received her undergraduate degree in
Marketing from Howard University. She currently serves on the junior board for the Food Bank for NYC.