Darwin Garcia is the UpNext Retention and Engagement associate at UpNext, a fatherhood engagement and workforce development program of Midtown Community Court. In this role, Darwin oversees the alumni, mentorship, and peer support components at UpNext. He develops and organizes events, workshops, and trainings to engage both current participants and alumni. Darwin also facilitates fatherhood roundtable sessions, provides administrative support, and manages the UpNext blog. Prior to joining UpNext, Darwin served as a volunteer GED tutor at the Neighborhood Defender Service of Harlem’s fatherhood program.