THE CHICANO EXPERIENCE II:
Changing the Story: Opening Presentation
With Nati Alvarado, Suavacito, & Daniella Segura
VENUE: California Fine Arts Gallery, Santora Arts Building
ABOUT THEE CHICANO EXPERIENCE II:
Nati Alvarado was born, raised and lives in the City of Santa Ana; He was arrested at age 13, dropped out of school in the 9th grade, by the age of 15 Nati was a heroin addict, a father and a active gang member. After spending 20 years in a life of drugs, gangs and incarceration, Nati received his GED 1988 while incarcerated, in 1990 Nati turned his life around and he began attending college in 1991. Nati obtained his AA degree from Orange Coast College at the age of 34, Nati received his teaching credential from Cal State Long Beach in 1997. Nati is the pastor of The Life Center, t Executive Director of Nati’s House/Neutral Ground. Nati Alvarado has been active in Changing The Story of youth and families in the City of Santa Ana for the last 29 years.