Lecturer in Social Welfare
B.A. in Sociology and Master of Social Welfare, UCLA
Areas of Interest:
Everardo Alvizo is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). Alvizo currently works with the Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services, overseeing the implementation of the city’s HIV/STD 2019-2022 Strategy. Prior to this role, Alvizo worked as a Bilingual Clinical Social Worker with Special Service for Groups/Occupational Therapy Training Program (SSG/OTTP). Alvizo provided psychotherapy at school and community sites in South Los Angeles and the South Bay working with children, youth, adults and families. Alvizo currently runs his own private psychotherapy practice.
Alvizo’s career has focused on macro social work, including grant writing/implementation and evaluation, non-profit management, and mental health public policy advocacy. Alvizo is a David Bohnett Fellow and worked in the Office of Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s Housing and Homelessness Policy team. Alvizo served on the board of Latino Equality Alliance and UCLA’s Lambda Alumni Association. Alvizo received his B.A. in Sociology and minor in Latin American Studies in 2003 and Master of Social Welfare in 2008, both from UCLA.
Alvizo is a graduate of Liberty Hill Foundation’s Commissions Training Program for Grassroots Leaders, a program that trains community leaders to become advocates within local government structures and readies them to serve on city and county boards and commissions. Alvizo is currently a Task Force Member of the Los Angeles County Community Prevention and Population Health Task Force.