Alvin Martinez / by Jeff Jones

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Alvin Martinez is an Education Assistant for The Doe Fund, where he teaches the CDL Driver's Prep & Safety Training Course, schedules and conducts Testing for Adult Basic Education (TABE) in 3 facilities, and develops Educational Occupational Training Plans in one on one sessions with Doe Fund clients, motivating them to succeed in writing the next chapter of their lives.  Mr. Martinez believes that “it takes a village to raise a child and may I forever be that child." He believes in “remaining teachable, humble, filled with gratitude and consistent.” Previously, he worked as a Driver and Deliverer for Pain D'Avignon, and within The Doe Fund as a Transportation Dispatcher and Case Manager.  In all capacities, he acts as a skilled mentor to individuals with past contact with the criminal system, substance use disorders and other challenges.  Mr. Martinez, a Brooklyn native (Bedford Stuyvesant, Bushwick and East New York have all been home!), has personal experience of the criminal systems in New York and a nearby state, and the barriers these systems can create.  He credits The Doe Fund, Community Service Society, his wife and family along with the wealth of caring people who restore his faith in humanity with helping him achieve his goals with much more to come.  Special shout out to The Doe Fund Education Department and its caring, driven, professional empowering staff!