Lexi Robinson is the Senior Program Associate for Ascend with the Aspen Institute’s Family Prosperity initiative. In her role, she supports the design, planning, and execution of Ascend’s Family Prosperity Innovation Community as it continues to amplify methods and principles for comprehensive family supportive policies.
Prior to joining Ascend, Lexi worked in the Communications and Development Department at the National Community Reinvestment Coalition – where she contributed to the organization’s storytelling and outreach efforts as well as supported fundraising and partnership strategies – served as an Americorps Member for City Year DC, and Events and Outreach Coordinator for the Sadie Collective. While at City Year, Lexi cotaught and mentored 7th and 8th grade special education students in the DC public school system. She experienced firsthand the difficulty of engaging students virtually during a global pandemic and the increased tension for parents surrounding inflexible work constraints and student support. At the Sadie Collective, Lexi took lead in the planning and execution of strategic partnership opportunities with organizational partners such as the Brookings Institution and the Urban Institute. With the Sadie Collective’s chief goal being to eliminate the barriers for Black women in economics and related fields, Lexi’s execution and relationship leveraging has resulted in providing hundreds of Black women long overdue visibility within the profession. Lexi brings with her a complex view of equity and justice work and an array of program management tactics that she feels honored to add to the Ascend team.
Lexi is originally from Novi, Michigan and graduated with a BS in Nonprofit and Public Administration from Central Michigan University.