Stephen Colón

Public-private partnerships leader

Passionate about helping good work get done better.

Report: 43,000 young people not working or going to school in San Diego County
April 12, 2017 | KPBS

$1 million granted for employment
March 30, 2017 | La Prensa San Diego

Genius guide to the Mayor's State of the City Speech
January 13, 2017 | Voice of San Diego

White House designates San Diego a TechHire City
December 30, 2016 | NBC San Diego

How to score the best summer jobs
March 18, 2016 |

We need to help San Diego’s youngest workers
February 26, 2016 | San Diego Union-Tribune


Senior Manager of Integrated Services
8/2020 — Present
San Diego Workforce Partnership
Making systems work together so our clients can focus on advancing their careers instead of navigating social sector bureaucracy

Manager of Programs
2/2017 — 8/2020
San Diego Workforce Partnership
“CEO of the program” for a portfolio of 13 public and private workforce development programs, including management of budget, personnel and key deliverables

Program Coordinator
10/2015 — 2/2017
San Diego Workforce Partnership
Quarterback for two direct service programs; supervised day-to-day operations for work-readiness trainings which reached 6,000 youth per year

Program Specialist
2/2015 — 10/2015
San Diego Workforce Partnership
Led a holistic rewrite of work-readiness curriculum for a youth employment program (CONNECT2Careers) and helped move the program from seasonal to permanent

Assistant to the Executive Director
8/2011 — 2/2015
California Association of Student Leaders
Made the trains run on time for the state’s premier student leadership group, including two annual conferences with over 1,000 attendees


Certificate in Urban Leadership
University of San Diego with RISE San Diego
A one-year intensive on leadership in multiracial and intersectional contexts

Bachelor’s Degree, Organizational Studies
Pitzer College, a member of the Claremont Colleges
A four year degree in making change happen, with a heavy dose of political studies (in particular, California state and local politics) and a splash of industrial organizational psychology

Get in touch

LinkedIn Stephen Colón
Phone (310) 985-5632
Email [email protected]