About Alfonso J. Mayfield
Alfonso Mayfield is the Founder and CEO of SAFE. Alfonso formally worked with 180 Degrees as the Director of Youth Advancement.
At 180 degrees, Alfonso lead four programs aimed to offer case management and guided services to the youth in the St. Paul community. Alfonso joined 180 Degrees from Rêve Academy where he was the Director of Student-Run Businesses. As the Director, Alfonso lead innovative enterprises that focus on leveraging the skills taught at Rêve Academy and providing the opportunity for students to earn money while applying newly minted digital skills.
Alfonso holds a MBA in Business Administration from Cardinal Stritch University and a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Bethany Lutheran College. In addition to his work at 180 Degrees, Alfonso serves as a board member for Oasis for Youth, an organization providing resources to homeless youth. Furthermore, Alfonso voluntarily gives his time serving as a mentor to young boys. Alfonso is passionate about mentorship and exposing youth to resources and opportunities.
Alfonso also spent several years with Urban Ventures Leadership Foundation where he was responsible for creating a bridge to employment for community members with hindering barriers. He later became the Director of The Center for Fathering were he passionately worked to address the issue of fatherless homes and the compounding struggles that it creates. During his time at Urban Ventures, Alfonso has fostered meaningful partnerships, enhanced organizational programming, and empowered community members.
“Mentor: Someone whose hindsight can become your foresight"