Alyssa Acton joined our Community Education Team in 2020. She has 2 kids, 2 dogs, and lives with her significant other in Davenport. She loves working out and is a coach at The Foundation, a local gym in the area. Fitness and health are a huge passion of Alyssa's and includes physical, mental, and emotional health. Lifting weights and swimming are her two favorite physical activities. She loves being outside with her kiddos anytime they can. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Sociology with an emphasis in Criminology from the University of Iowa and she is currently pursuing a Master's Degree for Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Western Illinois University.
Alyssa sees the importance of knowledgeable and open leadership in non-profits and social service agencies to promote the health and welfare of families in our community. Alyssa enjoys watching movies, tv shows and series (anything crime related), reading, music, hanging out with friends and wearing comfortable clothes! She is passionate about diversity and inclusion, social justice, equal access to services for all, supporting families, community education, trauma informed practice and strengths based approaches. Alyssa is trained in several evidenced-based curricula including, but not limited to, ACE Interface, Community Resilience coach, Conscious Discipline, Lemonade for Life, Parenting Inside Out and more.