ABOUT

     I have more than a decade of experience in the non-profit sector as a direct service worker, program director and administrator; resulting in a broad set of non-profit management skills.   I spent the majority of my career moving through the leadership tract at Teen Living Programs, an organization on the south side of Chicago serving youth who have experienced homelessness. 

     My work at Teen Living Programs consisted of managing $1.5 million in city, state and federal funding; directing three residential programs; managing case management staff; and providing direct operational oversight to two facilities.  While at Teen Living Programs, I also successfully led the organization in the implementation of the Efforts to Outcomes performance measurement software, moving the organization towards a data-driven culture of learning and growth.  Since leaving Teen Living Programs, I have worked with several Chicago area homeless service providers to strengthen programs and build capacity.

     I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Michigan, a Master’s Degree in Psychology from the New School University and a Master’s certificate in Human Development from National Louis University.   I am a program committee member of Chicago Women in Philanthropy and am on the Associate Board of Chicago Scholars.  I live in the Ukrainian Village neighborhood of Chicago where I love to work out and spend time with my two nieces.

Alexis Allegra
Founder and President

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