Miguel Huerta traveled east to Philadelphia from Denver, Colorado where he was born and raised. This Chicano social worker, spoken word artist, and activist is focused on projects synthesizing art and social action. Miguel attained a Masters of Social Work from the University of Pennsylvania with a focus on nonprofit management and community organizing.
As co-founder of the artist and activist collective, Get Lucid!, Miguel organizes multi-media art events which has fundraised for grassroots causes in Philadelphia since 2012.
In 2014, Miguel became a founding member of the Board of Directors for the Move Mountains Project in San Luis, Colorado. A youth leadership summer program focused on empowerment through an understanding of social and environmental justice, Move Mountains is refocusing attention on the Chicano identity in the San Luis Valley.
Miguel is currently a Post-Secondary Coordinator at YouthBuild Philadelphia Charter School where he has the pleasure of working with a passionate team to innovate on career placement, retention and advancement for the resilient alumni of YouthBuild.