Alvin David

Alvin David

New Orleans Workforce Leadership Academy, Class of 2019, Economic Opportunities Program

Program Director, Education Grants, Baptist Community Ministries, New Orleans, Louisiana

Alvin David brings experience in data analysis, strategy, and policy to support education grantmaking at Baptist Community Ministries (BCM). BCM is committed to the development of a healthy community offering a wholesome quality of life to its residents and to improving the physical, mental, and spiritual health of the individuals we serve. After completing an Education Pioneers fellowship with the Louisiana Recovery School District, he continued to lead key projects addressing special education, behavioral health, truancy and dropout prevention, and other equity initiatives. He led the design and implementation of the citywide funding model for all New Orleans public schools, and his work has built collaboration across community organizations and partners. Prior to working in New Orleans, he helped school districts in California manage data and leverage Medicaid to support their special education programs. Alvin holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in political economy of industrial societies from the University of California, Berkeley, with additional concentrations of study in public policy and global poverty. Alvin is excited to join the Workforce Leadership Academy to learn more about workforce issues and collaborate with partners to advance an inclusive, prosperous economy.

Alvin David is a member of the New Orleans Workforce Leadership Academy, Class of 2019, one of several Workforce Leadership Academies in localities across North America.

The Workforce Leadership Academies are part of the Economic Opportunity Fellows Network, a network of leadership and fellowship programs run by the Aspen Institute Economic Opportunities Program. Within this Network, EOP connects national and local leaders from across sectors — nonprofit, government, business, philanthropy, academia, and more — to advance policies and practices with the potential to help low- and moderate-income Americans thrive in today’s economy. Learn more at

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