Allyx has served as the director of Friends Center for Children since 2009. She has an extensive background in early childhood development and elementary education – as a teacher and administrator in CT and NY. She holds dual Masters’ degrees from Bank Street College of Education in Early Child Development and Elementary Education, and a Bachelor’s degree from Union College.
A New Haven native and long-time resident of Fair Haven, Allyx maintains ownership in a New Haven real estate development corporation which she managed from 1998-2009. While living in the Fair Haven area, Allyx helped found the Quinnipiac River Community Group (QRCG), a grassroots neighborhood organization created to protect and improve the diverse and historic neighborhoods surrounding the Quinnipiac River. As a QRCG leader, she spearheaded efforts to raise funds from local, State and federal sources to repair the Ferry Street Bridge and launch the comprehensive Quinnipiac Avenue re-do, efforts that required $16 million and $21 million respectively.
Allyx has served as Program Coordinator for New Haven based Area Cooperative Educational Services (ACES); Early Childhood Classroom Observer for Southern Connecticut State University; and Budget Coordinator for the New Haven Board of Education facilitating a $2 million grant. Allyx has taught in NYC, New Haven and Greenwich in several elementary schools and pre-school settings, directed summer camps and written and supervised curriculums at elementary, middle and high school levels with an emphasis on literacy, math, science and multi-disciplinary studies.
She currently serves as a board member for Connecticut Voices for Children, is a member of the New Haven Early Childhood Alliance, is a graduate of the William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund’s Community Leadership Program (Cohort 16) and is currently a Community Leadership Program Fellow (Cohort 18). She is the mother of two fantastic school-aged children and resides now in the East Rock section of New Haven.
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