Our goal is to empower individuals to succeed in this socially and economically changing landscape through a variety of educational and creative programs
Our Founder and Executive Director
Jacqueline Peña was the first American born person in her large Dominican family. Born and raised in Bronx, New York, and living in poverty as a child, Jacqueline learned the value of education and slowly started seeking opportunities for herself and others. At the same time, being a third culture child while creating a life with her family in the United States, Jacqueline struggled with her own identity and the road to personal and professional success. With her experiences, she realized the scarcity of tools to help some people navigate their personal or professional journeys as well as the scarcity of safe spaces to discuss challenges.