Rachel Garcia Joins the School of Arts and Culture Board

By Hoge Fenton | 03.5.2024 | Firm Announcements

Hoge Fenton, a leading Northern California law firm, is pleased to announce that attorney, Rachel Garcia, has joined the School of Arts and Culture (SOAC) Board. SOAC is the permanent operator of the Mexican Heritage Plaza (MHP), a historical city-owned cultural institution that recently hosted the Vice President of the United States, Kamala Harris.

“I have lived in San Jose for 10 years now and have been looking for ways to better connect with my community and culture,” said Rachel. “I am so thrilled with the opportunity to do just that through board service and participation in such a wonderful organization.”

SOAC|MHP is a place-based cultural institution in East San Jose with 6-acres of programmable space, including a 500-seat theater, pavilion, and plaza. Their mission is to catalyze creativity and empower the community. Entering its second decade, SOAC is committed to a future that centers arts and culture as a means to build power through economic and community development activities. Central to this strategy is the development of La Avenida Cultural District, which will serve as a community anchor that develops a healthy, thriving economic environment for East San José’s historic Mayfair neighborhood. Learn more about the SOAC here.

As an associate attorney in Hoge Fenton’s Employment Law Practice Group, Rachel focuses on litigation in all areas of employment law, including wage and hour, terminations, harassment, discrimination, retaliation, and trade secrets. Her practice also focuses on employment counseling. Learn more about Rachel here.

Hoge Fenton’s commitment to community service starts at the top. The majority of the firm’s shareholders serve on at least one community board, and many of our associates do as well. Over the past decade, Hoge Fenton has contributed more than $1 million to charitable organizations in the Silicon Valley, Peninsula, and Tri-Valley areas and has supported more than 90 community organizations. Learn more about Hoge Fenton here.

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