Kelvin Alfaro, Director, Campus Compact for Wisconsin

Kelvin Alfaro is the director of Campus Compact for Wisconsin. Prior to joining Campus Compact, he spent a decade serving as director of programs and evaluation at the Central Valley Community Foundation in Fresno, California. In this capacity, he worked to bring outside funding into Central Valley communities to build capacity for community partners. He also worked to design collective impact strategies focused on the high school to college pipeline and youth development. His work led to increased capacity for local educational institutions and nonprofits through the cultivation of their strengths, the development of assessment tools, and the creation of systems and infrastructure with a focus on transparency.

Alfaro has also worked as a consultant and coach with the Humanics Certificate Program at California State University, Fresno. The Humanics Program trains students to become leaders through classroom and project-based community service projects with regional nonprofits. In this role, Alfaro partnered with faculty to review and improve the curriculum via evidence-informed best-practices for student outcomes and nonprofit impact. Additionally, Alfaro mentored Humanics students to guide their work with nonprofits.

In 2014, Alfaro launched a consulting firm to help nonprofits and educational institutions build their organizational and leadership capacity by focusing on board and staff leadership development, systems and infrastructure, and evaluation and assessment.

Alfaro holds an MBA from the Craig School of Business at California State University, Fresno, a certificate in nonprofit management from the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance, and undergraduate degrees in psychology and sociology from California State University, Fresno.

Originally from El Salvador, Alfaro immigrated to Central California as a child. Professionally, Alfaro uses his bilingual, bicultural, and rural insights to connect with a spectrum of organizations and populations.

Alfaro can be reached at kalfaro {at} compact(.)org.