Eli implements his passion for youth development while building sustainable change in the Philadelphia community as a Site Coordinator with Playworks Philadelphia. He began his career with City Year, working in under-resourced Philadelphia communities for two years: both as an Americorps member and then becoming a Team Leader. Eli graduated with a double major in business and emergency management and completed four years in Ohio Christian University’s leadership program. He was born in Spanish Harlem in uptown Manhattan, New York and was raised in Binghamton from age nine until graduating high school. Outside of work, Eli’s hobbies include playing basketball, football, ping pong, ultimate frisbee, baking, and playing the PS4.