Alex Valdez is the New Jersey Program Coordinator at America Needs You.
Prior to joining the ANY team, Alex served as a Program Director at the Boys and Girls Club of Passaic. There, he oversaw an after-school and summer program of over 200 children and 22 staff. While at the Boys and Girls Club, he witnessed the challenging circumstances that ambitious teens and young adults from impoverished neighborhoods face. After working with a staff almost entirely comprised of first-generation college students, he became convinced that they were the population he wanted to serve.
Alex received his B.A. in Political Science from Rutgers University-Newark and is currently pursuing his Masters of Public Administration degree. While attending Rutgers, Alex has remained active in his community through politics and public service. He has been actively involved in several political campaigns at the federal and local level, and served on a local board in his hometown of Kearny, New Jersey. In 2012, he enlisted in the New Jersey Army National Guard where he continues to serve today.