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Kelvin F. Alfaro

About Me

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Given a hand. Giving a hand.

A ProSci Certified Change Management Practitioner. Change management is the discipline that guides how we prepare, equip and support individuals to successfully adopt change in order to drive organizational success and outcomes in any project, initiative, or in daily operations. This approach, along with our emphasis on relationship-building allows me support groups in their success.

Background

“given a hand. giving a hand."

I am an immigrant and Indigenous person from El Salvador. When I was 9 years old, I moved to an impoverished community in rural California. My hardworking mother believed that my education was the key to a better life. I benefited from a multitude of supports throughout my educational journey, and my professional career has focused on creating pathways of opportunities for others in the community.

As I work with you, I incorporate my bilingual, bicultural, and rural background to gain insights. Together, we explore practical and effective methods of communicating with a range of stakeholders, building relationships, and identifying opportunities for dynamic partnerships.

Experience

Education

  1. Masters Business Administration
  2. Bachelors of Sciences in Psychology
  3. Bachelors of Arts in Sociology
  4. Certified Nonprofit Professional
  5. Certificate of Nonprofit Board Consulting

Experience

  1. 10 years in Philanthropy
  2. 12 years supporting organizational success
  3. 10+ years bridging research, evaluation, and practice
  4. 10 years of leading program evaluation studies

Values

Equity

I value opportunities to increase a shared understanding, comfort and trust to engage in these conversations, and ultimately, move the needle on Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion with your group.

Integrity

People trust us to adhere to our word.

Stewardship

I believe in being an effective steward of communities, culture, and our planet

Client Value Creation & Social Value

What we do, we do well to your and the community’s benefit.

Empathy

Meeting People Where They Are

Collaboration

We believe that “together we can go far”

Testimonials

“We have a lot of work to do. But because of the work we did together today, it feels like we have consensus on what we need to happen and an idea of how to do it. Thank you! You did a great job. I have attended many sessions on Racial Equity and Inclusion, and yours was by Far the best. Thank you.”

“I really enjoyed today's training. While I have done similar trainings in the past, I feel this was very relevant, especially given all that is going on in our society. Hopefully the VISTAs feel better equipped in their roles. Great development opportunity for VISTAs and supervisors alike! Thank you 🙂 I think the Zoom format with appropriate breaks also worked well.”

“I very much appreciate you taking the time to speak with our lab. Before this event, I knew the difference between equality and equity, but I had not seen the characteristics of a white supremacist culture. I think we are going to approach our IDEA efforts from a culture change perspective rather than just superficially trying to include more BIPOC because of this retreat.”