Cindy Santos is the Senior Associate for Strategic Partnerships at The Aspen Institute Forum for Community Solutions. Her work focuses on collective impact, community power building, and transforming philanthropy.
Cindy has spent over ten years working in the mainland United States, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands to increase the organizational capacity of child and family serving systems to implement state and federal policy and identify targeted strategies that achieve equitable outcomes for children, families, and communities. Cindy has held leadership roles in multi-sector collaborative projects and managed strategic partnerships at the University of Pennsylvania Field Center for Children’s Policy, Practice and Research, The Children’s Bureau Capacity Building Center for States, and Casey Family Programs. Cindy has also participated on advisory committees and working groups for several initiatives that have sought to achieve racial justice in child welfare, advance equity in data, evaluation and continuous quality improvement, center lived experience, and build community power.
Cindy earned a Masters degree from the Columbia University School of Social Work and a certificate in Women in Leadership from the Columbia University Business School.