Alan Ratliff, Partnerships Lead, has more than 12 years of youth development and organizing experience in which he emphasizes the importance of youth voice in education, out-of-school services, and policy making.
Prior to joining YouthTruth, Alan was director of youth organizing for the California Charter School Association (CCSA). In this role, he developed CCSA’s youth organizing program and managed a statewide team that engaged students in creating Student Organizing and Civic Engagement (SOCE) clubs that develop students to be civically engaged. Prior to his tenure at CCSA, Alan worked as the national network manager at the Gender-Sexualities Alliance (GSA) Network, where he provided ongoing technical assistance and coaching to organizations that serve LGBTQ youth across the country.
Alan has a B.A. in Political Science and Asian American Studies from The Ohio State University, a Graduate Certificate in Non-Profit Management from Northeastern University, and a Master of Public Policy from the Heller School at Brandeis University. During his time at the Heller School, Alan was a Segal Fellow at the Massachusetts Commission on LGBTQ Youth, where he conducted a survey with Massachusetts LGBTQ Youth Service Providers, wrote policy recommendations for state agencies, and, in partnership with youth commissioners, made the Commission a more youth-inclusive space.
When Alan isn’t working, he enjoys reading comic books, playing volleyball, and hanging out with his pug Bibingka.