Associate Director of Programs
Alejandro Lopez supports and strengthens the mentorship and internship program to ensure students receive an excellent experience as they are exposed to work based learning opportunities.
Prior to joining the LA Promise Fund, formerly LA’s Promise, he worked with a union, organizing hotel workers to improve labor conditions. He also tutored K-12 students, and conducted voter registration. Lopez joined LA’s Promise as the Community Partnerships Coordinator in August 2014 through the AmeriCorps VISTA program. He provided assistance to the school sites, expanded current offerings, and helped develop new programs. Lopez received his B.A in Sociology, with a minor in Latin American Studies, from CSU Long Beach. He then went on to obtain his M.A in Sociology from CSU Northridge. For his thesis, he conducted research within a rural pueblo in Mexico. Lopez examined the interactions between mestizos and the indigenous, Tarahumara, community members.
Lopez’s favorite books are Empire of the Summer Moon, Desperation, and 1491. He enjoys running, and training in jiu jitsu and boxing.
“The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.” – Ralph Emerson