For over 20 years, Alexandra Oliver-Dávila has worked to create a community that supports and values young people and believes in their ability to create positive social change. Serving as Executive Director since 1999, Alex has transformed Sociedad Latina into a cutting-edge, data-driven youth development organization. Under her leadership, Sociedad Latina has quadrupled its budget, expanded board membership, increased the total number of youth and families served, broadened programming, and developed a Pathways to Success model. Alex has also led the organization through strategic planning processes from 2000-2016. Through her grassroots community-based approach, Alex has forged successful cross-sector collaborations with dozens of partners across Boston, including higher-education institutions, hospitals and health centers, businesses, foundations, and Boston Public Schools. In 2013, she joined the Board of the National Coalition of Schools Educating Boys of Color (COSEBOC).
In 2014, Alex was elected to the National Institute for Latino School Leaders. In 2016, she was selected as the newest member of the Boston School Committee and as the National Council of La Raza Affiliate Council Representative for the Northeast region, and in 2017, Alex was named one of the 150 Boston Women of Influence. Alex is also a member of the Board of Trustees for Emmanuel College and the Anna B. Stearns Foundation. In addition, Alex serves as an Advisory Board representative for Boston Children's Hospital, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, New England Baptist Hospital, Boston After School & Beyond, Boston Public Schools’ Opportunity and Achievement Gaps Task Force, and the Boston Public Schools’ Wellness Committee, as well as the Co-Chair for the Greater Boston Latino Network (GBLN). Alex received her undergraduate degree from Emmanuel College and a Master’s in Public Policy from Tufts University. She is bilingual in English and Spanish.