Cecilia Garcia Akers is the daughter of legendary civil rights leader and activist Dr. Hector P. Garcia. Cecilia is the President of the Dr. Hector P. Garcia Memorial Foundation, whose mission is to expand awareness of her father’s legacy in education and equal rights for veterans and minorities. The Foundation’s mission is to continue Dr. Garcia’s work by providing assistance and access toward opportunity for all. The Foundation provides scholarships to students wishing to continue their education and promotes community building projects both in education and healthcare. They have been working on two ambitious projects since the beginning of the Foundation in 2012 that showcases their purpose in Corpus Christi.