Stephen Colón

Public-private partnerships leader

Passionate about helping good work get done better.


Manager of Programs
2/2017 — Present
San Diego Workforce Partnership
Project manager/“CEO of the program” for a portfolio of 13 public and private workforce development programs — including management of budget, personnel and key deliverables — representing an investment of over $3.5 MM/year

Program Coordinator, Youth Programs
10/2015 — 2/2017
San Diego Workforce Partnership
Quarterback for two direct service programs; supervised day-to-day operations for work-readiness trainings which reached 6,000 youth per year

Youth Program Specialist
2/2015 — 10/2015
San Diego Workforce Partnership
Led a holistic rewrite of work-readiness curriculum for a youth employment program (CONNECT2Careers) and helped move the program from seasonal to permanent

Assistant to the Executive Director
8/2011 — 2/2015
California Association of Student Leaders
Made the trains run on time for the state’s premier student leadership group, including two annual conferences with over 1,000 attendees


Certificate in Urban Leadership
University of San Diego with RISE San Diego
A one-year intensive on leadership in multiracial and intersectional contexts

Bachelor’s Degree, Organizational Studies
Pitzer College, a member of the Claremont Colleges
A four year degree in making change happen, with a heavy dose of political studies (in particular, California state and local politics) and a splash of industrial organizational psychology

Get in touch

Twitter @501cStephen
LinkedIn Stephen Colón
Phone (310) 985-5632