Erica Acevedo co-manages Jobs for the Future projects that help entry-level adults advance to productive careers while enabling employers to build and sustain a productive workforce. Her projects include Accelerating Opportunity, Accelerate Texas, and the Greenforce Initiative.
Ms. Acevedo has 10 years of nonprofit experience. Before joining JFF, she was a National Urban Fellow and later consultant at The Annie E. Casey Foundation and served as a case manager and then director of preschool and afterschool programs at Progreso Latino, a nonprofit, community-based organization in Rhode Island. Ms. Acevedo has a bachelor’s in Latin American studies, Portuguese and Brazilian studies, and a master of arts in teaching from Brown University. She also holds a master's in public administration from CUNY/Baruch College’s School of Public Affairs. She is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese.