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Alexandra Canalos-Castillo

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Interim Vice President of Equitable Results

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

Before joining the team, Alexis designed and led workforce development and financial capability programming to serve Chicago’s Latine population experiencing housing instability, using coaching as a transformative tool for individuals and communities. She spent her years prior to that role in community organizing and issue-based advocacy work.

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. She completed the Greater Good Nonprofit Leaders Program at Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management’s Center for Nonprofit Management. She is an associate 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, stepdaughter and son.

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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.

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