COMMUNITY ACTION AGENCY OF NEW HAVEN
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Cassandra DeFelice

Cassandra DeFelice

Director of Planning and Development

 

Cassandra joined CAANH in July 2016 after volunteering as a tax preparer with the VITA program. She currently oversees the Planning and Development department at CAANH.

 

Cassandra holds a Master in Social Work, with a concentration on Community Organizing and Social Policy and Evaluation from the University of Michigan Ann Arbor. Her academic focus specialized on anti-poverty polices, low-wage job market and welfare reform. 

 

Cassandra DeFelice specializes in strategic planning, data management and program evaluation. Through her work, she hopes to improve opportunity within low-income communities and break down the cycle of poverty.  She previously worked for several small nonprofit organizations in varying capacities including policy analysis, event management and research assistance.