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Evelyn Alvarez

Evelyn Alvarez, a single mother with limited support, works with community organizations to develop and to improve communication between teens and adults as well as to advocate for healthy relationships between teens. As one of her many initiatives, Evelyn was inspired to create a non-profit organization by the name of Prom King, due to the lack of attention to the needs of young males in the boroughs of New York. Prom King collects new and gently used clothing to outfit young men with dress attire for a variety of occasions including their prom, important engagements and other special occasions. An advocate for overall wellness in her community, Evelyn teaches a weekly fitness class, Shape Up NYC, which is accessible to anyone from the ages of 3 to 83, reinforcing health and confidence among those that attend.

Evelyn is a connector. Her goal has always been to connect urban families and youth with opportunities to participate in great life experiences that will enhance their perspective of what they can achieve. She is a "life doula" - a supportive, non-judgmental, optimistic and resourceful guide on the side.