Luis Arteaga is the Senior Program Officer, Family Economic Success (FES) Program at the Y & H Soda Foundation. The FES program improves the economic security of low-income people in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties by supporting employment and job training, financial asset building, and community economic development.
Prior to joining the Y & H Soda Foundation, Luis was a Senior Program Manager at the Levi Strauss Foundation (LSF), where he was responsible for domestic grantmaking addressing HIV/AIDS stigma and discrimination, financial empowerment for women and immigrant communities and strategies that build long-term assets for vulnerable populations. Luis also managed LSF’s hometown initiative, Pioneers in Justice, which supports next generation social justice leaders in the San Francisco Bay Area to increase their impact through technology and networked action.
Before joining LSF, Luis was Director of Emerging Markets at the California Emerging Technology Fund, a $60 million fund established to close the Digital Divide and ensure all communities can harness the power of the Internet for educational and economic advancement. Luis also served as the Executive Director of Latino Issues Forum, a non-profit public policy and advocacy institute, directing a number of groundbreaking policy initiatives at the local, regional and state level. Luis received a Master in Public Policy from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University with a focus on Housing, Transportation and Urban Development. He completed his undergraduate studies at Princeton University with a major in Politics. Luis lives in the East Bay with his wife and two children.