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Alex Morales

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Alex Morales

President and CEO
Children's Bureau


Alex Morales is president and CEO of Children's Bureau, a leading nonprofit focusedfor more than a century on prevention and treatment of child abuse in Los Angeles and Orangecounties for more than a century. During his two decades there, Mr. Morales has helped it growfrom five to 22 sites and from an annual budget of $6.6 million to $20 million, while increasingservices to infants, toddlers, and preschoolers through family resource centers, nutritioneducation, and school readiness programs. Mr. Morales led a $22 million campaign to buildMagnolia Place in South Los Angeles as a neighborhood‐based family support model with goalsof safe and nurturing parents, kindergarten readiness, good health, and economic stability. Heearned a bachelor's degree in physics from Cal State Long Beach and a master's degree in socialwork from USC. He was named 2008 Social Worker of the Year by the Southern California chapter of the National Association of Social Workers.

1910 Magnolia Avenue
Los Angeles  California  90007
United States
Office Phone: 
(213) 342-0138


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