Arthur Argomaniz

Arthur Fidel Argomaniz

Project and Research Associate


I support monitoring the Humboldt County, California child welfare system in meeting their system change goals. I have served on the management team of the First 5 LA Best Start placed-based initiative and manage CSSP’s Los Angeles office.

I do this work because

Families and communities are the best experts—this is especially true when they are well informed and have a voice in decision making.

I am most proud of

Being a part of the CSSP team that developed and helped implement best practices around data-driven decision making and community engagement with the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services through a federally-funded project of the Western and Pacific Implementation Center.

Work History

  • Youth Advocate/Case Manager for the South LA YouthBuild Program, Coalition for Responsible Community Development
  • Co-Founder, Director of Strategic Partnerships and Circle Keeper, Red Road Consulting

Education and Awards

  • A.A. in Liberal Arts, Rio Hondo College
  • B.A. in Sociology with a minor in Chicano Studies, University of Southern California
  • Founding Member of Campus and Community United, a student-led partner of the UNIDAD campaign to fight gentrification in the neighborhoods surrounding USC main and health science campuses.
  • Steering Committee Member, Trauma Informed LA, an all-volunteer, grassroots organization working to foster resilient communities in Los Angeles.
  • Conference Planning Committee Member, Healing Communities Collaborative, focused on uplifting native and indigenous healing practices in community work.

When the day is done

I enjoy coming home to my family—my beautiful high school sweetheart, three wonderful children, and our red husky and yellow Labrador retriever.