Tito Luna joined the Center for Community Engagement and Impact as the neighborhood outreach director in August 2013. In this role, he serves as a liaison to VCU’s surrounding neighborhoods, working closely with a cohort of neighborhood leaders and the VCU Neighborhood Team. As a representative of VCU in the surrounding neighborhoods, Luna strives to include community perspectives and voices in university-wide initiatives such as the ONE VCU Master Plan. He also helps link faculty, staff and students to opportunities for collaboration with neighborhoods and other community partners.
Luna’s on-campus efforts include outreach support to community-engaged researchers or connecting staff and students to local volunteer activities. In partnership with VCU HR, Luna leads CEI’s efforts to increase VCU employees' use of their community service leave hours. Luna tracks usage data and helps employees and units find impactful service opportunities for individuals and teams. His monthly email to more than 500 VCU employees lists engagement opportunities at VCU and in the community.
As steward of the Carver-VCU Partnership, Luna meets regularly with Carver leaders and residents to identify and promote mutually beneficial interests. Working with G.W. Carver Elementary School leadership, Luna has supervised the VCU America Reads internship since 2016. This initiative places Federal Work-Study students in K-3 classrooms to assist teachers with literacy and other educational activities.
Luna's community volunteer activities include serving on the board of directors for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Richmond, a not-for-profit organization that provides support to families whose children are receiving medical care at the Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU, and other area hospitals.
- M.P.A, Baruch College, The City University of New York
- B.A. in English literature and Spanish, Binghamton University