Allyx Schiavone

Executive Director, Friends Center for Children
Fellow, Community Leadership Program
Member, New Haven Early Childhood Council
Member, School Readiness Provider

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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