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Jennifer Farag Joins BGCDT as Director of Academic Success

The Boys and Girls Clubs of Dundee Township is pleased to announce that Jen Farag has joined our Executive Leadership Team as Director of Academic Success. Jen brings to the Club a unique background in education, non-profit administration, marketing, and project management. Her professional and volunteer experiences are centered around closing the achievement gap for at-risk youth while empowering them to overcome obstacles and become the next generation of leaders. 

Jennifer has a successful track record of managing effective youth-focused programs including the federally-funded

Even Start Family Literacy and 21st Century Community Learning Centers initiatives.  As a former educator, she taught fourth grade at Title I schools in Community Consolidated School District 15 (Palatine, IL) and in Fairfax County Public Schools (Virginia.)  On an international level, Jen managed the overall operations of the Hope Centre for Infectious Diseases, a multi-million dollar initiative under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) which provided HIV/AIDS treatment to over 13,000 adults and children throughout Kenya.  She was also involved with Coptic Orphans Relief Organization, where she raised awareness and support for fatherless children in Egypt.  As a servant leader, her mission is to live, serve, and work with passion and purpose while inspiring and encouraging others to do the same. 

Jennifer received her undergraduate degree in Education (grades K-9) from DePaul University and has completed graduate coursework in Education Leadership at Olivet Nazarene University.  She is an active member at her church in Chicago where she teaches Sunday school and volunteers in the food pantry.   In her role as the Director of Academic Success at the Club, she is responsible for the planning and development of the academic strategies to improve student success within the schools and districts served by the Club. Jennifer is originally from North Hoffman Estates and currently resides in Algonquin with her husband and their two young boys. 

Please join me in welcoming Jen Farag to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Dundee Township team!

Drew Glassford

Chief Executive Officer

Boys & Girls Clubs of Dundee Township

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