Alberto's core values center on the notion that: people, love, and compassion, coupled with organized power, strategy, and vision, have the potential to change society. Alberto was first introduced to organizing while studying at UCLA. As a student activist,Alberto joined with other students across the country in organizing campaigns to defend affirmative action, lower student fees, and advance racial justice. After leaving UCLA, Alberto cut his teeth in community organizing at Community Coalition. At Community Coalition, he sharpened his organizing values; these values highly place leadership development, building the power of collective action, and non-violence, as core tenets to advancing social change.