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Alexandra Canalos-Castillo

Interim Vice President of Equitable Results

Alexandra “Alexis” Canalos-Castillo is interim vice president of equitable results at StriveTogether. In this role, she leads the implementation of a range of capability and sustainability-building strategies to accelerate better and more equitable outcomes toward economic mobility across the Cradle to Career Network.

Prior to her current role, Alexis led StriveTogether’s coaching strategy. Before joining the StriveTogether team, she spent her career in community organizing and issue-based advocacy work, leading workforce development and financial capability programming to serve Chicago’s Latine population experiencing housing instability. In that role, she used coaching as a transformative tool for individuals and communities.

Alexis holds a master’s in social work with a focus on community planning, organizing and development from the University of Chicago’s School of Social Service Administration and a certificate from Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management’s Center for Nonprofit Management. She is a professional certified coach and a Results CountTM practitioner with a passion for facilitating courageous action. She serves on the board of the Logan Square Neighborhood Association. Alexis lives in Chicago with her husband and children.

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Communities in the cradle to career network are working to improve systems that impact youth and families. Share why one adjacent sector is important to you.

Contributors to economic mobility — such as stable housing and homeownership, workforce attachment and career advancement, and financial capability — are foundations for children and families to prosper. To reach the vision of communities where everyone thrives, key structures of these systems must shift to both be designed and accessed by those who are most impacted by them.