Andy Kucer, Executive Director

Prior to joining the organization, Andy worked for a number of youth development organizations. Most recently, he launched a national non-profit organization focused on providing a wide array of social services to individuals living in affordable housing for the largest affordable housing owner/developer in the country, The Michaels Organization. Prior to that, Andy worked at Big Brothers Big Sisters of America. In his role as the National Director of Philanthropy, he oversaw institutional relationships and led the creation of the organizations largest program, the $33 million BBBSA Juvenile Justice Initiative. This program was aimed at using mentoring to support youth who had contact with the juvenile justice system.

Before joining Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, Andy worked in legal practice, on criminal and civil cases both in private practice and for a number of Philadelphia legal services organizations, including: the Homeless Advocacy Project (as a Public Interest Fellow), the Defenders Association of Philadelphia, Prevention Point, and the Villanova Farmworkers Clinic.

Andy was selected to be a member of the National Human Services Young Leaders Council and was awarded the Philadelphia Bar Association Pro Bono award. He currently serves on the board of the Anti-Violence Partnership of Philadelphia.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Urban Studies with a concentration on Community Organizations from Stanford University where he was a Stanford Leaders in Public Service Fellow and a Juris Doctor from the Villanova University School of Law. Andy is passionate about working to close the opportunity gap and is confident in the critical role mentoring must play in accomplishing this.

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