Ali Holstein LLC


Ali Holstein helps organizations build better systems for learning and improving. Ali has over ten years of experience supporting schools and programs in efforts to design tailored supports for young people who have not found success in traditional settings. Check out my blog for updates on what I’m learning.

Current Projects:

  • Supporting Newark Opportunity Youth Network in connecting and creating data systems that will enable leadership and staff to monitor and promote school and program performance.

  • Assisting the facilitators of the Eskolta School Improvement Fellows in helping educators build the skills to create cultures of improvement at their schools.

  • Supporting the Research Alliance for NYC Schools in launching a #DegreesNYC Data Co-op of CBO partners; conducting data audits of CBOs to help discover our common threads.

  • Working with school leaders at South Brooklyn Community High School to develop systems that enhance staff ability to use data to support student achievement.

Completed Projects:

  • Designed and facilitated Good Shepherd Services Improvement Fellowship. Fellows from transfer school and evening programs came together to apply improvement science methods to tackle the problem of chronic absenteeism.

Work Experience

Senior Program Analyst, Good Shepherd Services
May 2014 to August 2018

Special Assistant, Newark Public Schools
October 2012 to April 2014

Associate Program Manager, NYC DOE, Office of Multiple Pathways to Graduation
July 2007 to July 2010


MSW, 2012
Silberman School at Hunter College

B.S. Policy Analysis and Management, 2007
Cornell University

Volunteer Experience

Big Sister
Big Brothers Big Sisters, Newark, NJ  
2013 - present

Team Captain and Independent Fundraiser
American Cancer Society



“When I think of Ali the words that come to mind are brains, impact and enthusiasm. Ali is so smart and has helped me and my programs immensely as we think about and define the impact we are hoping for and ultimately present the numbers to back up our assumptions. Ali’s enthusiasm and can do attitude about data analysis are contagious and she has inspired staff to look deeper and ask questions. She has been patient with all of us and gets us excited about surveys, focus groups, and trends. Her ability to summarize and make sense out many data points helps us to bring order and make sense out of the many overwhelming pieces of data we are faced with every day.”
— Associate Executive Director, Good Shepherd Services, 2018