Steve Martinez

Tell us a little bit about yourself.

Born and raised in Southern California. Moved to North Carolina with my amazing wife and two teenagers in 2021. I have a history of working with displaced, inner-city, and marginalized youth. In order to serve our young people well, I help collaborate & build programs around their needs. These community-based programs work together with nonprofit, civic, educational, and faith-based organizations to build resilience around our youth.

Give us a glimpse into your role at United Way. How do you help us fulfill our mission? What are you most excited about accomplishing as a team?

My role is at the school level and supports student achievements by promoting equitable opportunities, assisting in academics, and building up sustainable community resources. I'm excited to be a part of a great team doing a lot of good in our area!

What’s your favorite thing about our community?

I love the diversity of our community!

What would we find you doing when you aren’t at work?

Hanging out with family, hiking, bike riding, cooking, and just being outdoors