Mark Gonzalez
Programs Coordinator

In his current capacity, Mark provides outreach, planning, coordination, research and evaluation support for Inner-City Arts’ various K-12 programs. Mark joined Inner-City Arts in 2013 as Programs Assistant, but first discovered Inner-City Arts in the summer of 2011, when he attended an arts advocacy workshop held on the campus and organized by Arts for LA (where he was an intern via the LA County Arts Commission Internship program). During this time, he was also an administrative clerk at a Downtown LA law firm specializing in complex commercial and civil litigation. Immediately prior to joining Inner-City Arts, he was an LA City Hall Intern, where his work focused on the implementation of the city’s bicycle plan. Over the last 11 years, he has also held numerous positions in research, consulting, and administrative roles. Mark was born in Los Angeles’ Chinatown neighborhood and is a native of Northeast LA. He has divergent, wide-ranging professional, academic, and personal interests, and brings his varied work experience and his passions for creativity, community-building, social justice and strategic thinking to the Programs team. Mark attended USC, where he earned a BA in Philosophy and BS in Public Policy, Management, and Planning. He loves music, bicycling, philosophy, comedy, and long walks on the beach.