We are pleased to announce that former Program Manager Francisco Bueno has been named Program Director of College Possible Portland.
Francisco has been a vital part of our Leadership Team since 2013, and Executive Director Julie Mancini cites his hard work, creativity, patience and thoughtfulness as factors in the success of College Possible’s expansion to Portland.
Francisco’s devotion to College Possible is evident to all those he works with, including those he oversees: “Francisco is an incredible supervisor,” says Program Coordinator Casey Block. “He is such an integral part of this organization, not only in Portland, but in all of College Possible. He believes so deeply in our mission and does everything he can to support the success of our team and our students. I can think of no one more deserving of this promotion.”
In addition to managing student programming and site’s program coordinators, Francisco has also shown his dedication to the organization by stewarding local donors and foundations. His role in capacity-building for our site has truly set him apart as a team leader.
When asked about his work, Francisco says it is the College Possible community that keeps him motivated: “Making sure students have the support and opportunities they deserve and desire drives my connection to the work we do at College Possible. The young people involved in this organization—students, AmeriCorps members and staff—push me to strive to be better. They lead the way with their energy and idealism. The idealistic approach to how we work helps me stay positive and solution-oriented.”
We are excited to welcome Francisco into his new role. Congratulations, Francisco!