Giancarlo Guzman joined the ACLU of Michigan in April of 2015 as part of the education team where we believe that all children in Michigan should receive the same high quality of education. His responsibilities include community outreach and policy identification needed to improve the educational system throughout the state of Michigan.
Giancarlo is a Detroit native and community organizer with extensive experience partnering across public, private and municipal sectors with individuals and organizations to facilitate and improve communities and their functioning.
Before his arrival at ACLU of Michigan, Giancarlo served as a policy analyst for Detroit City Council, followed by seven years as a grassroots community organizer focused on reducing health disparities in the Latino and African-American communities of southwest and eastside Detroit respectively. During this time Giancarlo helped to create a myriad of community activities with participation from thousands of community members.
He then served with the United Way for Southeastern Michigan as a manager in the Community Investments & Partnerships (CIP) department, working across the region to organize various community based organizations, churches, and schools to improve the quality of life for people in the community. An emphasis was placed on coordinating and facilitating positive changes in the regional food system, including increasing the number of children participating in school feeding programs.
Giancarlo received his Bachelor degree from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and his Master of Public Administration from the University of Michigan, Dearborn. Working in the public sector has always been a significant commitment for him. He takes great pride in his ability to work with others to achieve and surpass collective goals.