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Francisco Peña | Program Assistant, Pre-Scholar services | x 1115 or
Francisco Peña was born and raised in the Inwood section of New York City. He transferred to Dumont High School when he and his family moved to New jersey. Francisco went on to receive his BA in 2010 from Rutgers University with a degree in Sociology and a minor in Labor Studies. During his time at Rutgers, Francisco dedicated countless amount of hours volunteering as a tutor for local elementary school students in the city of New Brunswick. After graduation, Francisco joined the Washington Heights-Inwood Coalition as a youth counselor primarily focusing on the development of problem-solving skills in children between the ages of 6 – 11. Francisco is very passionate about education and as a new member of the Oliver family, he hopes to continue to make a difference.
Amy was thrilled to join Team Oliver in February 2010 after having worked for over 15 years in development at various independent schools and universities in NYC, such as Horace Mann School, Windward School, Trevor Day School, Columbia University School of Law, and American Friends of Hebrew University. She holds a BA in Sociology, and is pursuing a Masters degree in Public Administration. Amy’s current volunteer roles include serving as a puppy-sitter for Puppies Behind Bars, which trains inmates to raise puppies to become service dogs for the disabled and for veterans returning home from Iraq & Afghanistan, as well as explosive detection canines for law enforcement. Additionally, Amy is serving her fourth consecutive year as an officer on her Upper West Side co-op board. Many years ago, after working for one year in the for-profit world, Amy made the decision to commit her career to the non-profit sector (primarily in education), where her professionalism, dedication and passion could make a tangible difference in the lives of others.