Connecting for Impact
Since 1988, ALF has played a transformational role in weaving together the diverse threads of the Silicon Valley community.
Working through its network of cross-sector leaders, our impact has been profound, significant and hugely influential.
From nurturing careers in public service to examining the role of corporations in society to raising funds for local, regional and global nonprofits to connecting the community for the common good, ALF continues to make an incredible difference in our region.
In December of 2010, we introduced a new series of thumbnail video sketches called "Connecting for Impact".
Because ALF's stories, like the issues we're involved with, often involve complexity, we are paring down the written narrative to video format so that you can hear first-hand the stories of impact that ALF is having in the community via the leaders who are creating change.
Class I Senior Fellow Kathy Yates, CEO of Teachscape, talks about ALF's transformative influence over the past 25 years.
Class XV Senior Fellow Webb McKinney, management consultant and former HP executive, discusses his experience with ALF and ALF's relationship with The Encore Fellowships Program.
Class XXI Senior Fellow Marlene Bjornsrud, Founder & Executive Director of BAWSI (Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative), talks about how she is leveraging her ALF experience to create a nine-month service immersion intership for young women athletes.
ALF Program Associate Grace Velasquez reflects on the ALF Class XXIII's "Taking Stock" experience.
GREEN PAYS UPDATE
Green Pays is an initiative of ALF's Common Good Collaborative.
THE STORY OF SAFER SAN JOSE
Safer San Jose is an initiative of ALF's Common Good Collaborative.
ROLANDA PIERRE-DIXON TALKS ABOUT ALF IMPACT
Rolanda recently retired from a 30-year career, most recently as Santa Clara County Assistant District Attorney. She spent decades working in domestic violence prevention. Listen to what she has to say about ALF's impact.
Rolanda Pierre-Dixon (2:03)
ALF NETWORK RESPONSE TO HOLIDAY PARTY/TOY COLLECTION EMERGENCY
Class VIII Senior Fellow Steve Preminger, Director, Union Community Resources, shares the extraordinary response of the ALF network to Working Partnerships's holiday party/toy collection emergency, and explains why, in his opinion, the trust level of the network enabled this to happen in the expedient and unprecedented manner in which it did.
Steve Preminger (4:24)
ALF MAKING A DIFFERENCE CONNECTION
This segment features Class XXI Senior Fellow Beverly Johnson, Director of San Mateo County Human Services, who shares the impact that ALF has had on her life & work.
Beverly Johnson (1:41)
SAVING FRIENDS OF HUE FOUNDATION
CHILDREN'S SHELTER CONNECTION
Here we feature Class XXII Fellow Jenny Do, who shares the moving and inspirational story of how her class came together over the holidays to help her save the Friends of Hue Foundation Children's Shelter in Vietnam.
Jenny Do (4:34)
THE GREEN PAYS CONNECTION
The first story includes interviews with Cindy Chavez, Class XII, Executive Officer of the South Bay AFL-CIO Labor Council & Executive Director of Working Partnerships USA, and Barry Cinnamon, Class XX, CEO of Westinghouse Solar, discussing their collaboration on ALF's Green Pays Initiative, part of the Knight-funded Common Good Collaborative.
Barry Cinnamon (3:12)
Cindy Chavez (1:13)
BILL WILSON CENTER CONNECTION
Our second story is an interview with Karen Rudolph, Class XVII, Partner, Two Rivers Circle, about how an ALF connection helped her find help for a youth in distress.
Karen Rudolph (1:49)
CATHOLIC CHARITIES CONNECTION
This story is told by Class XXII Fellow Greg Kepferle, Class XXII, CEO of Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County. Greg describes how the World Café model he learned in the ALF Fellows program not only came to the rescue but enhanced a Catholic Charities leadership training.