On March 18 my guest will be Ann Bonfiglio. Ann is founder and executive director of Partnership for Student Advancement. Her life-long goal has been to help underprivileged minority youth improve their future through a career.
She has taught high school students preparing girls for the New York State Regents exams, and has tutored in remedial English classes at Kingsborough College.
To quote Ann, “All my life I have been concerned and sympathetic towards young people who are members of families in the poorer segment of our society, and who do not have the financial ability to support the education of their children. In bringing up and educating my five children here in New York City ‘s public schools, I was constantly aware of this problem.
One major factor that prompted me to start this charity was the pro bono work of my late husband, an attorney. He was an inspiration to me since he was always giving legal advice to poor families and representing them at little or no charge.
Personally, I believe that every child here in America deserves the opportunity for a bright future. I am passionate about helping as many young people as possible through PSA to identify jobs and careers, find personal fulfillment and make a life for themselves.”