Miguel Huerta is the Postsecondary Coordinator for the Business Administration Scholars vocation track at YouthBuild. As a member of the Postsecondary Department, he has the pleasure of working with a passionate team to innovate on career placement, retention and advancement for the resilient alumni of YouthBuild. Miguel traveled east to Philadelphia from Denver, Colorado where he was born and raised. This Chicano social worker, spoken word artist, and community organizer is focused on projects synthesizing art and social action.
Miguel attained a Masters of Social Work from the University of Pennsylvania with a focus on nonprofit management and community organizing. He is the co-founder of the artist and activist collective, Get Lucid!, founding board member of the youth leadership program, Move Mountains Project in San Luis, Colorado, and Communications Manager for the Philadelphia Chapter of the Creative Interventionists. This poet aspires to catalyze self-empowerment and community action through art and an understanding of human heritage.