Alonzo Hernandez has lived in the East Bay all his life. He is currently studying for a B.A. in English and hopes to transfer to UC Berkeley. Since he was a senior in high school, Alonzo has dedicated his professional career to working with youth who are deemed at-risk, with an emphasis on SEL, social justice, and critical thinking. He aspires to one day run his own program to help Bay Area youth find creative outlets that keep them busy and away from violence, and other socio-economic inequalities. When Alonzo is not working, he loves to play guitar, read comic books, keep up on philosophy, and write creatively. He joined the BPC community in 2019 as a member of the Extended Day team.
Why I Work with Children
The youth will be here long after we are gone. It’s important to help them be the best versions of themselves and teach them from our experiences so they do not make the same mistakes.
A Favorite Book
No Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy
Unhealthy fear of roller coasters