ARF's Mission and Work
Aug 16, 2023 12:00 PM
The Andy Roddick Foundation, Jaime Garcia, MBA
ARF's Mission and Work

The Andy Roddick Foundation, a Texas-based nonprofit working to take the time children spend outside the classroom and turn it into real opportunities.

Jaime L. Garcia is the President and Chief Executive Officer at the Andy Roddick Foundation and previous Executive Director for Extend-A-Care (EAC) YMCA of the YMCA of Austin. She has worked in afterschool with EAC for over 25 years. Experience in overseeing over 100+ Afterschool locations and summer programs including infant/preschool programs, and 550 employees. She is certified by the state of Texas as a director of licensed childcare centers. She currently serves on the board of the Texas Partnership for Out of School Time (TXPOST) and served on the advisory council for YUSA’s Character Development Learning Institute, as well as Committee For Children’s SEL Out of School Project Advisory Leadership Council. She served for six years on the National Afterschool Association (NAA)’s board of directors and a graduate of Leadership Austin Class of 2017.

Jaime holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin and MBA from Texas State University. Her hometown is Houston, Texas, and she resides in Austin with her husband and two children. She believes every child deserves a high-quality learning experience outside of school hours no matter their zip code.