BPI Graduate Jonathan Alvarez ’19: From Prison to Running a Nonprofit, This Yonkers Man Hopes to Change Lives
Alvarez joined My Brother’s Keeper as a mentor, as well as starting You're Not Alone Brotherhood, a safe space and support group for men and boys to share their challenges. In 2020, Alvarez and his lifelong friend John Cabrera cofounded the nonprofit organization 914United, focusing on providing education and mentorship to underserved communities in the Lower Hudson Valley. 914United has grown quickly into a team of 12 and offers seven different programs from civic empowerment to financial literacy.
“He's just very focused and interested in making a difference,” Yonkers Superintendent of Schools Dr. Edwin Quezada said. “He is a success story that we need to honor and we need to celebrate.”
Post Date: 11-30-2021