Alejandro Penedo

Alejandro Penedo

Director of IT
Alejandro Penedo as been MERCYWORLDWIDE’s Director of World Operations since 2012. He oversees all of the MERCY Director’s and Coordinator’s worldwide to help them plan their annual projects. He also works as MERCY’s web manager. He has been with MERCY since 2009 when he volunteered as a Project Manager in Los Angeles, CA. As the project manager he designed, planned, and managed short-term and long term civic engagement projects within in the West Region of Los Angeles for 2 years. Originally from Guatemala and raised in California, Alejandro attended The University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) and earned a Bachelor or Arts Degree in Anthropology. He later attended the International College of Christian Ministries (ICCM) and earned a BA in Charity Services and Ministry. He worked as an intern at the American Red Cross in Los Angeles where he assisted in the coordination, scheduling, and tracking of the Sheltering Readiness programs. He also worked with the Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County as a Caseworker. He helped to identify domestic abuse, assisted litigants through the filing and legal procedures, and helped workers right disputes. Alejandro’s passion for helping others in his community and around the world is evident and we are so happy to have him on our team!


Charity Planning
Staff Managing
Child Protection

What people say

I think mercy means helping out because of compassion...and not expecting anything in return.
Kari Soto
Kari SotoHilo
If I didn't say it enough, thank you, thank you, thank you. I know The Farm and Garden belong, truly, to Gilpin but I feel a great deal of responsibility for making the grounds a beautiful, usable space for the teachers, parents and students. Your team’s work was beyond words. We completed and started so many projects that are now easier to understand and move forward.
CherylGilpin Public Montessori School
Unlike other groups, you all are very excited, making sure to communicate. You bring a different energy, & are helpful regardless of how exhausted you all might be!
MetrocrestDallas Fort-Wart
 I was encouraged by all of the laughs during BINGO, creative art projects, great food, and new friendships. One aspect that truly touched my heart was to see how so many people communicated with one another.

The Red Cross Los Angeles Region could not have come this far without your unique support of our community resiliency effort

Osas Otasowie
Osas OtasowieRed Cross Faith Based Programs Manager

I wish everyday were MERCY DAY, then nobody would starve

Child From Haiti

It's been a long time since someone gave me a gift from the heart


Amazing to see that MERCYworldwide is part of a network that helps people with disabilities to find jobs! Super crankin!

Jose Bravo
Jose BravoSopomore


Amir Merkat
Amir MerkatNew York, NY

This is an extremely important and necessary to have you guys for reaching our hopes, and dreams, and goals. People need you as much as they need the rest of us!

Anna DoeLos Angeles, CA

My group of volunteers would like to comment on the professional and fast organization of all the main and vital processes. This guarantees a success.

Mila LarsonSpringfield, OH

We hope and pray that all these programs are adopted in all kindness organizations. Thank you for all your hard work, it means a lot.

Carl JackmanPhiladelphia, PA

Their performance in the most dangerous cases was extremely successful. As a result of this collaboration, rescue missions did happen. Thanks a lot to you and your awesome team!

Ceasar Horton
Ceasar HortonNew York, NY

You do a wonderful job with those kids that need us and people from various places all over the world. I will definitely join your group as a volunteer.

Tyler Parks
Tyler ParksChicago, IL

It's always a pleasure to work with these guys: they know what they want, and they definitely achieve their goals. Thanks for the team work!

Mila Larson
Mila LarsonCleveland, OH