As an Executive Board Member and Vice President of the Tariq Khamisa Foundation, Mr. Felix is active in the communityÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¯Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â¿Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â½s efforts to stop youth violence. With a degree in Political Science & Economics and a masters in Administration in Urban Affairs & Policy Analysis, he has worked in the community development field for over 25 years both in New York City and San Diego. Presently, he is Project Manager for San DiegoÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¯Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â¿Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â½s Community and Neighborhood Development Department.
He is the recipient of a Special Community Service Award from Janet Reno and the U.S. Department of Justice. Locally he has been honored with the Peace Maker Award and the Blue Knight Award for his efforts to steer todayÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¯Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â¿Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â½s youth toward non-violent choices.
His straightforward approach and years of experience combine to produce an effective and disciplined leadership style that reaches into the hearts and minds of the children who receive The Tariq Khamisa FoundationÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¯Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â¿Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â½s message of peace and non-violent choices.