Andy Canales
Director of Civic Engagement
Symphonic Source

Andy Canales

Current Neighborhood/Town?

Deep Ellum

Lived Here Since:

September 2012


Los Angeles

Other Places I’ve Lived:

Miami, NYC, Houston


Pepperdine University, B.A. in Political Science and Religion

Hunter College, M.S. in Education

Local Networks I Participate In:

Greater Dallas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals

I Chose Dallas Because…

Of the energy and opportunity in the city toward making a positive difference in education. There’s a strong and vibrant community that is easier to navigate than in other cities with much larger systems, so I feel my voice here really matters and makes a difference.

Dallas’ Best-Kept Secret:

Grimaldi’s Pizzeria in the West Village uses a coal-fire brick oven to make delicious pizza!

Last Weekend I…

Went to an outdoor concert at the Nasher Sculpture Center.

Top 3 Local Education Orgs:

United Way, Head Start, Commit!

Favorite Way to Expand My Thinking:

I love to travel and live in different places.

Last Movie I Saw:

The Hobbit.

Favorite Local Restaurant:

Gloria’s Restaurant- they have really good Salvadoran food!

Favorite Recreational Activity:

Outdoor concerts