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FaithAction’s diverse and bilingual staff bring tremendous education and experience to the work of serving and accompanying our newest immigrants, as well as multicultural and interfaith education and bridge-building programs. We enjoy welcoming people of all faiths and cultures to FaithAction, and are thankful to serve such a kind and inspiring community.
The Rev. David Fraccaro
- Executive Director
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Rev. Fraccaro is the Executive Director of FaithAction International House. Prior to coming to Greensboro, David worked as an immigration specialist with the Interfaith Youth Core in Chicago, educating students and faith communities throughout the United States on immigration issues. David has also worked for the National Council of Churches, and the Riverside Church in New York City as Coordinator for Sojourners Visitation Ministry with Detained Immigrants and Asylum Seekers, the group the inspired the independent movie, The Visitor. Rev. Fraccaro is an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ, and has been a human rights volunteer for the UCC in Bolivia, Kenya and East Timor, and with the United Nations. His blogs and editorials have been featured in the Washington Post, New American Media, and the News and Record, and his work has been featured in Sojourners Magazine and the Associated Press. David is a graduate of Union Theological Seminary (Masters of Divinity) and Columbia University (Masters of Human Rights). Prior to graduate school, David worked as an actor and singer performing in theaters across the United States. Click here to watch his recent Greensboro TedX talk.
- IAC Program Manager
- 336-379-0037, ext 5
Sofia is the Immigrant Assistance Center Manager at FaithAction. She started at FaithAction in 2014 as an AmeriCorps member and became a staff member in 2016. Sofia is originally from Colombia and moved to the U.S. in 2002. She is a graduate of UNC-Greensboro where she majored in International Human Rights and French. Sofia has lived in various parts of the world over the years, including a year in French-speaking Belgium and most recently in the south of Spain. She is fully tri-lingual in Spanish, French, and English. Over the years, Sofia has been actively involved in community development and issues of social justice through her studies, volunteer work, and involvement in advocacy groups. Her passion for the advancement of people’s well-being and human rights has inspired her to pursue a Masters degree in Peace and Conflict studies focusing on International Development at UNCG which she began in the Fall of 2016. When not at FaithAction or in school, Sofia enjoys dancing, singing and playing the ukulele, traveling as much as her schedule allows, and spending time with her family and friends.
- Administrative Assistant and Immigrant Outreach
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Dulce Ortiz works in administrative assistance and Latino outreach and education at FaithAction. Dulce immigrated from Mexico over a decade ago, and since this time has become a beloved leader by helping new immigrants navigate life and successfully integrate into the Triad community. As a mother of three children, she is also very active with local schools, churches, and Boy/Girl Scouts. Dulce comes to FaithAction with tremendous volunteer and administrative experience, including work with El Sol De Hidalgo, one of the largest newspapers in Mexico.
- Americorps Member – IAC
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Allison serves as a full-time AmeriCorps member within FaithAction’s Immigrant Assistance and Resource Center. She helps English and Spanish speaking immigrants with various needs such as food, housing, healthcare assistance, employment, and interpretation. She recently received her Masters in Romance Languages with a specialization in Spanish Higher Education from Appalachian State University. Before this, she received her Bachelors from Appalachian in Spanish and Global Studies with a focus on Peace, Conflict, and Human Rights. She is very passionate about addressing issues of social and economic injustice and hopes to work in the field of community development with Spanish-speaking communities locally and abroad. When not at FaithAction, Allison loves being outdoors- hiking, running, climbing, and swimming.
- Americorps Member – IAC
- 336-379-0037, ext 1
Jose serves as a full-time AmeriCorps member with FaithAction’s Immigrant Assistance and Resource Center. He helps English and Spanish speaking immigrants with food, housing, and healthcare assistance, as well as employment readiness needs. He also teaches beginner computer classes. Jose is originally from Mexico and moved to the U.S. at the age of five. He was raised in the suburban and predominate minority neighborhoods in Tampa, FL, where he became engaged on issues affecting the immigrant community. Jose is a Guilford College student and will graduate in May 2018 with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and minor in Community Problem Solving and Latin American Studies. His previous non-profit experiences with immigrant and refugee advocacy organizations has allowed him to work closely with communities to address social and economic injustices. He hopes to improve immigrants’ and refugees’ quality of life by continuing to advocate, educate and help create more inclusive and safer communities. When not at FaithAction or in school, Jose loves dancing, listening to music, drawing, and spending time with his family and friends.
- Americorps Member – IAC
- 336-379-0037, ext 8
Angela serves as a full-time AmeriCorps member within FaithAction’s Immigrant Assistance and Resource Center, where she provides services to immigrants in the areas of case management, food dissemination, employment readiness, healthcare assistance, and translation and interpretation services.
Before joining FaithAction International House, Angela worked as an immigration paralegal in law firms in both Tennessee and North Carolina. She has studied in Madrid and Costa Rica, and is bilingual in Spanish and English. Angela earned an undergraduate degree in Spanish Language from Marist College in New York, and went on to earn a Post-Graduate Certification in Paralegal Studies from Duke University.
Angela was previously involved with the Rural and Migrant Ministry of New York, where she served as a Youth Arts Group coordinator. She currently volunteers and serves on the committee for Oxford House, Inc. in Greensboro. Her passion for advocating for the marginalized and underserved populations in her community has been the driving force behind her work with nonprofit organizations.
When she is not at FaithAction, Angela enjoys songwriting and performing at local open mic nights, running and hiking with her dog Boone, live music, book clubs, and spending time with her family and friends.
Artists in Residence
- Technical Designer in Residence
Jorge started in October 2015 as the Technical Designer in Residence for FaithAction. He Graduated from Appalachian State University in 2002 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design with minors in General Business and Marketing. Upon graduation his career path led him to working as an ad designer for The Northwest Observer, a graphic designer for a number of corporations including operating as the Spanish Art Director for Verizon Wireless. Today in conjunction to FaithAction Jorge currently works as the Art Director for Triad City Beat and the Creative Director for Deo Duce Design. In his free time he enjoys working with his church, hunting, martial arts, soccer and spending time with his wife and three children.