|Under Alex’s leadership, Children’s Bureau formed a visionary plan and raised $22+ million through 600 generous individuals and foundations to make it a reality. These resources have been used to build the Magnolia Place Family Center and be the “founding spark” of the Magnolia Community Initiative in Los Angeles pioneered by a large community network. This revolutionary initiative will become a national model/framework for building community wellness, resiliency, prevention and family support. Magnolia Community Initiative seeks to help ALL of the 35,000 children and youth within 500 blocks achieve success in education, health and receive nurturing care and economic stability form their families and community.
Most recently, under Alex’s leadership, Children's Bureau launched the Belong Institute to serve as a “national megaphone” for learning from the Magnolia Community Initiative. Belong Institute will promote replication nationally of the community wellness framework through training and advocacy.
Alex has a Masters degree in social work and a Bachelor of Arts degree in physics.