My name is Alvin Young and I am excited to be joining Building Movement Project as its new Program Assistant. I look forward to fulfilling the BMP’s administrative needs, external communication, and development and implementation of new and ongoing projects.
Prior to joining BMP, I had the opportunity to serve Impact Network as a Program Implementation Officer. Impact Network continues to provide innovative solutions to addressing education in rural Zambia, and I was fortunate enough to work in both NY and Zambia. In my role, I oversaw on-site programs and piloted new projects to support Impact Network’s mission. During my time in Zambia, I learned about the challenges nonprofits face in accomplishing their mission, how leaders from all aspect of an organization build bonds in order to address local issues, and the importance of working with communities to advocate for social change. Before joining Impact Network, I interned with the District Office of Congressman Charles B. Rangel and had the opportunity to assist the office with addressing federal issues faced by Harlem constituents. Prior to that, I interned with the CARICOM Observer Mission to the United Nations where I conducted research on the Middle East and North Africa.
As a recent graduate from Marymount Manhattan College, I have had the opportunity to work on international, federal, and local issues and I am eager to contribute my skills to new and ongoing projects that will move BMP and our partners forward in our mission to build progressive social change. I am very interested in helping organizations support the communities they serve and look forward to contributing to future projects.