Mayor Martin Walsh swore in Alexandra Oliver-Dávila as the newest member of the Boston School Committee Monday.
Oliver-Dávila has served as executive director of Sociedad Latina since 1999, and has transformed the nonprofit into a cutting-edge youth development organization. Under her leadership, Sociedad Latina has quadrupled its budget, increased the number of youth and families served and created an innovative Pathways to Success model. Through her grassroots community-based approach, Oliver-Dávila also has forged cross-sector collaborations with dozens of partners, including the Colleges of the Fenway, the hospitals of Longwood Medical Area, Boston Public Schools, and several community centers, libraries and churches.
Oliver-Dávila serves as co-chair of the Boston Youth Services Network — a group of 13 youth service providers committed to working together to support youth. She also sits on the boards of Margarita Muñiz Academy, Emmanuel College and the National Coalition of Schools Educating Boys of Color. In addition, Oliver-Dávila serves on the community advisory boards for Boston After School & Beyond, Boston Private Industry Council, Boston Public Schools’ Wellness Committee, Greater Boston Latino Network and several Longwood Medical Area hospitals. In 2014-2015, Oliver-Dávila was selected for the National Council of La Raza’s Workforce Advisory Council and the National Institute for Latino School Leaders.
In recognition for her hard work and dedication to Boston’s Latino community, Oliver-Dávila has received numerous honors and recognitions over the years. In 2014, she was recognized by the Boston Public Schools’ Office of English Language Learners and the Newcomer Assessment & Counseling Center for her exemplary work on behalf of the youth of Boston. In 2012, Oliver-Dávila received an honorary doctorate from Emmanuel College. Oliver-Dávila holds a bachelor’s degree from Emmanuel College and a master’s in public policy from Tufts University. She is bilingual in English and Spanish.