Espaňola, New Mexico — The Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) Foundation is proud to announce that its vice president of career pathways and advocacy, Alvin Warren, has been appointed to the board of directors of AmeriCorps.
“We have certainly long been aware of Alvin Warren’s many talents,” said LANL Foundation President and CEO Jenny Parks. “We could not be more pleased that AmeriCorps — which shares so many of LANL Foundation’s goals — will now also benefit from his experience, wisdom, and insights. I cannot think of anyone better.”
Warren was confirmed for the appointment by unanimous consent of the United States Senate on March 23. He is the first New Mexican and second Native American to be appointed to the AmeriCorps board, where he will help set policies and direction for the organization, which is the nation’s largest grant maker for service and volunteering.
Warren is a lifelong northern New Mexican, a member of Santa Clara Pueblo and a 30-year resident of the Española Valley. He has served as the cabinet secretary of Indian affairs for the State of New Mexico, the lieutenant governor of Santa Clara Pueblo, and a program officer at the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. He is a graduate of Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government and Dartmouth College. At LANL Foundation, Warren has worked to expand students’ access to academic and technical opportunities by supporting the growth of college and career readiness in districts, schools, communities and Native American pueblos, tribes and nations.
“Service to others is a core value of my family, Santa Clara Pueblo and many tribal nations.” said Warren. “I’m grateful to President Biden and the U.S. Senate for this opportunity to help increase national service and volunteerism to tackle our state’s and nation’s most signficant challenges and to strengthen pathways to education and careers. I’m confident that, by increasing equity and reducing barriers, AmeriCorps can play a powerful role in bringing Americans of all ages and backgrounds together through service.”
“AmeriCorps is lucky to have him,” added Parks. “And New Mexico is lucky to have him serving in a position where he can continue to serve our state, as well as the whole country and the many groups AmeriCorps supports.”