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Aura Alvarado

Director of Communications, Community Relations & Transition to Employment Services

Aura Alvarado is the Director of Communications, Community Relations & Transition to Employment Services for Capitol Region Education Council in Hartford. She is well known, both within CREC and in the Greater Hartford neighborhoods, for promoting collaboration and for facilitating community action and making sure things get done.

Before joining CREC, Alvarado served as the Director of Community/Public Relations and Events for The Learning Corridor Corporation. In this capacity, she handled all event requests for the Learning Corridor campus, which involved doing event preparation, contract negotiation, account management, and a host of other related tasks. She also coordinated community and public relations, such as overseeing press coverage and event marketing.

Her work with CREC began in 2001, when it assumed management of The Learning Corridor campus. She moved to CREC's central office to become Manager of Special Projects in 2004, working directly for the Executive Director. Utilizing her status within the Greater Hartford community and experience with public relations, Alvarado's responsibilities were broadened again in 2005 when she became CREC's Director of Community Relations & Special Projects.

In 2010, she assumed her current role as Director of Communications & Community Relations. As Communications Director, Alvarado has supervised all of CREC's public interactions, from overseeing the design and distribution and media appearances to coordinating CREC's enormous annual meetings and implementing a comprehensive re-branding strategy.

In 2014, Alvarado was named CREC's manager of the year.

In March 2020, Alvarado assumed management of CREC’s Transition to Employment Services (TES). TES provides employment, training and related services to adults and out-of-school youths and professional development and technical assistance to school districts, agencies and businesses.

Throughout her tenure in the professional Communications and Community Relations field, Alvarado has also been continuously involved in her own community, serving on multiple boards and committees and having received numerous awards for her outstanding community service.

Alvarado has a bachelor of science degree in business management, and a master of science in management, both from Albertus Magnus College. She currently resides in Bloomfield, Connecticut with her two sons, both alumni of CREC Metropolitan Learning Center for Global and International Studies.

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