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Alberto Avalos, HHF’s Innovation & Technology Manager, was honored with the Champion Award at the YMCA’s Celebrating our Community Spirit Awards in Los Angeles.
“I am extremely grateful and humbled to receive the Champion Award from the YMCA. I am also thankful for the overwhelming enthusiasm and encouragement I have received from the Hispanic Heritage Foundation, the Board of Directors, volunteers and staff,” said Alberto.
For the past 130 years, LA’s YMCA has continued to make a positive impact in the community. The Community Impact Awards honored individuals who have made an impact, changed their communities for the better and have built a long lasting impact through their efforts from their involvement, volunteerism and continued support.
Alberto is Innovation & Technology Manager of HHF’s Code as a Second Language (CSL) national initiative that introduces computer programming to youth in several cities across the country through CSL Bootcamps, academies, LOFT Coder Summits and Jams.
CSL is national initiative that works toward introducing youth to computer science and making technical training and careers accessible to women and underrepresented minorities. CSL is committed to giving every student an opportunity to gain an introductory skill-set in computer science as a doorway to more advanced programming languages. Students also become part of HHF’s LOFT Network, where they build their own personal network needed to succeed once they finish school and start their careers.
Learn more about the impact Alberto has had in the community here.