Andy Alvarez – Portfolio

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Andy Alvarez first worked with Public Matters as a student at East Los Angeles Renaissance Academy (ELARA) in 2010 as part of Proyecto MercadoFRESCO, funded by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute through UCLA’s Center for Population Health and Health Disparities. Upon graduating from ELARA, Andy continued with the project as a Community Liaison. In these roles and others, Andy honed his skills as a young educator, project leader, visual artist, public speaker, and community interviewer. Andy is an “entrepreneur of ideas” who is open to failure. He’s a hands-on learner in service of building social awareness in communities.

  • By: Andy Alvarez — With each module, Fellows dig into readings, exercises, conversations, and reflections around a theme. November/December’s theme = Educational, Life and Career Pathways.   When I was in Kindergarten, my teacher asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up......

  • This is an introduction to Urban Futures Lab Fellow Andy Alvarez. Andy displays his pride in the East L.A. Community while talking about his passions and goals for the future.   Andy Alvarez // Blog Post #2 // Learn more about Urban Futures Lab....

  • By: Andy Alvarez — Each month, Fellows dig into readings, exercises, conversations, and reflections on a theme. October’s theme = The role of arts in shaping communities   Thinking about the way that my community, East L.A., is now as opposed to how it was......