Alexie Torres-Fleming is the executive director of Access Strategies Fund, and an activist, community organizer, advocate and urban planner from the South Bronx, NY. She has over 20 years of experience in social justice leadership in low income communities of color and 10 years experience in the philanthropic sector as a foundation executive director, board member, and senior fellow.
Prior to the Loeb Fellowship she co-founded the Bronx River Alliance and the Southern Bronx River Watershed Alliance to support community residents of the South Bronx committed to the reclamation and restoration of the Bronx River. The organizations’ successes included the clean-up of an abandoned concrete plant and a manufactured gas plant, the expansion of the Bronx River bike and pedestrian greenway and development of green infrastructure to contain storm water and mitigate sewage overflow. However, her greatest pride is in the legacy of power and leadership assumed by youth and adult community residents.
You can also watch the video of Torres-Fleming's presentation for Meet the Loebs Week.