Alvarado Leadership Staff

Meet the Leadership Staff of Alvarado After School Program

Senior Site Coordinator: Eliza Oliva | 415.285.7756

Eliza is a San Francisco native and first generation Salvadorian college graduate in her family. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary studies with an emphasis in psychology received from the California Institute of Integral Studies. She has worked as behavior therapist with Autistic children and previously as a Shadow Aide for GLO. She is no stranger to the Alvarado Community. As Site Coordinator, Eliza makes sure to provide the tools needed for our teachers to thrive at GLO and she works to continue to foster the bridges between the program and the community. In her spare time Eliza enjoys dancing, painting and spending time with her 6-year-old niece and 7 month old nephew.  She is also a certified birth worker known as a Doula.

Senior Site Coordinator: Jay Atkins | 415-285-7756

Bio coming soon.



Administrative Teacher: Michael Bongco | 415.285.7756

Michael Bongco graduated from U.C. Berkeley in 2012 with a B.A. in Music. As an Administrative Teacher, Mike is involved in planning the day to day curriculum for Choices, updating the parent board, and assisting in coordinating events such as Alvarado’s Got Talent.  Mike has been working with children for about five years and prior to joining GLO he was a Program Manager for an after school program in Oakland.  While in Oakland, Mike caught the spark to mentor youth.  In the classroom, Mike incorporates creative art projects, multicultural learning and fun STEM activities to engage the minds of his students. Some of his hobbies include taking pictures, kickboxing, power lifting and collecting action figures.
Administrative Teacher: Stephanie Palacios | 415.285.7756

As an administrative teacher, Stephanie supports Alvarado by writing the newsletter, managing electives, kids clubs and minors. Before joining the team at GLO Stephanie worked at a pizza place while attending school. She holds an AA in Child Development and Liberal Arts. In her spare time she loves to go hiking and being artistic. She also enjoys listening to music.