Fernando Alvarenga Bio

Working in the world of Head Start brings a whole different meaning to my life. I wake up every day knowing that all the hard work I do, adds to something greater than all of us.


Fernando is the Region 9 Head Start Association’s Program Manager. He and his family emigrated from El Salvador when he was 17. He attended Folsom Lake College, where he obtained an Associate of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies.  Fernando is a graduate of Sacramento State University, with a Bachelor of Art History and a minor in Marketing.

He brings a deep background in various technologies and social media platforms.  Thanks to his extensive work in the retail industry during his college studies, he has acquired a set of customer service and people skills that he uses when working with our members, vendors, presenters, etc.  Fernando is fluent in Spanish.

As the Program Manager at the Region 9 Head Start Association, Fernando works extensively with our members and their staff to ensure an effective, customer focused relationship.  He plays a significant role in R9HSA communications – web – email – social media presence.  He also supports pre-event, and on-site coordination of our training events, as well as webinar management and much more.

The Vision

All children, regardless of their circumstance at birth, deserve a full and prosperous life.

The Mission

  • Support high-impact Head Start programs for children and adults by creating opportunities for collaboration, networking and information sharing.
  • Unite with state and national Head Start organizations to ensure regulatory and budget outcomes that support our work.
  • Champion the message that every child and family who succeeds makes their community a better place.
  • Provide resources to assist our members in compliance and professional development.

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2131 Capitol Avenue, Suite 307
Sacramento, CA 95816



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