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Ronda Alexander


Director of Corporate and Community Alignment, United Way for Southeastern Michigan

Ronda Alexander is the Director of Corporate and Community Alignment on the College and Career Pathways team at the United Way for Southeastern Michigan.  In this role Ronda supports a team of Work-Based Learning Directors as they collaborate with educator teams to ensure that high school students have opportunities to connect their learning to the world of work at each grade level.  She is also leading an effort to align and leverage the resources of corporate, community, and civic partners to ensure Detroit students are able to thrive in career and/or post-secondary endeavors beyond high school.

Prior to joining the United Way team Ronda was the Program Manager of STEM Initiatives for Ford Next Generation Learning (Ford NGL), the signature education program of Ford Motor Company Fund and Community Services.  She was responsible for developing strategy and managing the Powered by Ford STEM network.  The Powered by Ford STEM network was designed to engage educators, employers, and community leaders in and around communities with Ford Motor Company facilities in the common goal of preparing high school students for the careers of tomorrow.  

As an education and community development professional and native Detroiter Ronda is extremely passionate about making sure all Detroit youth have access to a world-class education.  She is especially committed to empowering students and communities of color to lead their own transformation.

Ronda is also a graduate of the Leadership Detroit fellowship program where she worked with a cohort of senior level executives in southeast Michigan to develop leadership skills and knowledge of regional issues. Ronda currently serves as a member of the Emerging Educators Detroit leadership team, a group focused on providing an opportunity for educators and education advocates across the metro Detroit area to come together.