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Front Line Hero: Alejandra Magaña

We are proud to announce that Alejandra Magaña, a Team Leader with our Street to Home program, was recently named a Front Line Hero by New York Nonprofit Media.

Alejandra is the youngest of four siblings, and grew up in Santa Ana, California. She moved to Michigan in 2010 to attend Northern Michigan University, and was the first person in per family to receive a college degree. While at NMU, she completed certification as an emergency medical technician. Shortly after moving to New York City, she began working with Breaking Ground’s street outreach teams, and is now a Team Leader working with vulnerable street homeless New Yorkers in Brooklyn and Queens. 

Drawing inspiration from her parents, who helped her and her brothers make their dreams a reality, Alejandra works alongside her outreach colleagues to build strong rapport with the most vulnerable members of our community. Of her work she says that “being able to help others through difficult times and providing a helping hand is the least I can do to preserve my parents’ influence in my life and honor the sacrifices they made.”

Learn more about our Street to Home program, and the challenges of street homelessness in New York City.