Alejandro Vilchez, B.A.
Alejandro is a seasoned and recognized leader in the field of violence/gang prevention for over 20 years. He is a highly sought facilitator, trainer and public speaker with the ability to engage and capture audiences in a fun yet focused manner in English and Spanish. His areas of concentration are conflict resolution, youth leadership, neighborhood participation and organizational development. He has coordinated national gang peace summits, co-founded the anti-bullying program KLEAR (Kids Learning Empathy and Respect), structured multiple gang mediations and developed the Strengthening Neighborhoods Program, that is now a model for law enforcement and neighborhoods working together to reduce street violence. He is also a founding member of the San Mateo County Violence Prevention Network. He has served in multiple roles as a direct service provider, community liaison, grant writer, executive director and school administrator.
Today he serves as a consultant and contractor to schools, local governments and non-profit organizations seeking support in the areas of safe campus climate, team building, neighborhood revitalization, violence prevention and cultural humility. His approach is based on the belief that communities become safer through interpersonal communication, cultural understanding, personal responsibility and community engagement.
Known as “Mr. HOMiE” (Helping Others Move into Excellence) around his local community, he acknowledges young people as they are and helps them see past their current circumstances towards a positive and life affirming future. Alejandro is native to the SF Bay Area and earned two Bachelor Degrees from Bethany University (Cross-Cultural Communications) and Notre Dame de Namur University (Human Services). He loves baseball, classic Chevy’s and all things C.S. Lewis.