Nane Alejandrez is the founding director of Barrios Unidos that provides education and economic development opportunities for at-risk youth in 27 communities across the U.S. and South America.
From the Barrio to the United Nations, Alejandrez
has spread his
message that combines analysis of the root causes of crime with concrete programs that offer youth positive alternatives.
is the recipient of numerous awards including the National Fellowship
of Reconciliation Martin Luther King Jr. Award and a fellowship from the California Wellness Foundation
is featured inStone Soup for the World: Life-Changing Stories of Everyday Heroes.
He served as faculty for Martha's Vineyard Initiative and Vieques Youth Leadership Initiative.