Director of Programs and Strategic Partnerships
Candice has always had a passion for positive youth development. As a youth program manager for YWCA Delaware, she strove to provide high quality life skills and college prep programming for middle and high school girls. At the Delaware Department of Education, she had the opportunity to work closely with Wilmington's priority schools where she developed a strong sense of responsibility for holding adults accountable to making kid centered decisions. As SummerCollab's Director of Programs and Strategic Partnerships, Candice gets to tie those things together as she focuses on developing high quality programming and strengthening partnerships to make summer smarter for our kids and communities.
Director of Operations
Laura is also a TFA alumna, spending three years teaching preschool at the Latin American Community Center in Wilmington, DE. Through her work there, Laura witnessed the importance of community-based centers, as well as the need for high-quality programming in community center space. As Director of Operations with the SummerCollab, Laura focuses on internal organizational development, and guiding SummerCollab’s expansion efforts. Prior to joining TFA, Laura was an attorney practicing in Pennsylvania and New Jersey; her desire to work with children, especially those in highest need, drove her change in career and continue to inspire her work.
Tyler's Camp Program Manager
Jay came to our team with a passion for developing young people into well rounded adults. With over fifteen years of experience in residential summer camps and soccer coaching in both the US and UK, Jay has always felt strongly about impacting youth by providing them with experiences and opportunities to grow and broaden their horizons. In his role, Jay will be overseeing all elements of Tyler's Camp as we make strides to close the summer opportunity gap.