Matthew Alaniz, Citizenship Program Manager

(781) 309-7718 malaniz@naamass.org

Matthew Alaniz, originally from the border town El Paso, Texas, is the Citizenship Program Manager for the New American Association of Massachusetts. During his undergrad at Gordon College, Matthew spent 4 years tutoring and directing after-school programming for children at Curwin Circle in Lynn. It is during this time that he discovered his heart for Lynn and its residents. Shortly after graduating in 2020, Matthew began working at NAAM. He says it is one of the best things that has happened to him. Matthew received Partial DOJ Accreditation in 2022 and is continuously looking for ways to to improve the immigration application legal services at NAAM. Matthew is passionate about hearing people’s stories and finding ways to best support them as they acclimate themselves to American society and culture.