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Alan van Capelle


Alan van Capelle is an innovative community leader who has dedicated his strategic thinking skills and commitment to community organizing in service of social justice and the greater good. Alan’s career spans several sectors and industries but is motivated by a common cause: to advance the goals of people on the margins, and thereby strengthen our society and improve life for all. His diverse experience in government, the non-profit sector, and the labor movement makes him a sought-after advisor and partner by elected officials, business leaders, and non-profit professionals alike. As President and CEO of Educational Alliance, Alan leads a network of community centers that brings together and partners with diverse communities in Lower Manhattan, offering individuals and families high-quality, multi-generational programs and services that enhance their well-being and economic mobility. In January 2023, Alan will assume the role of Executive Director of Friends of the High Line.

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