Alejandro’s career has taken him across the spectrum, from direct service provider to fundraising, to senior management. No matter what role he’s in, it’s always one focused on youth development, violence prevention, and community engagement. Today, he works as an independent consultant, supporting schools, local governments and organizations as they work on creating safe environments, strong teams, and cultural competency. He has coordinated national gang peace summits, co-founded the anti-bullying program KLEAR (Kids Learning Empathy and Respect), structured multiple gang mediations and developed the Strengthening Neighborhoods Program, that is now a model for law enforcement and neighborhoods working together to reduce street violence. He is also a founding member of the San Mateo County Violence Prevention Network.
Known as “Mr. HOMiE” (Helping Others Move into Excellence) around his local community, he acknowledges young people as they are and helps them see past their current circumstances towards a positive and life-affirming future. Alejandro is native to the SF Bay Area and earned two Bachelor Degrees from Bethany University (Cross-Cultural Communications) and Notre Dame de Namur University (Human Services). Alejandro’s passion for embracing history and culture extends beyond the workplace. In his spare time, enjoys baseball, all things C.S. Lewis and he’s a connoisseur of vintage Cuban music, classic cars, and wing tip shoes.