Feliciano Perez is a senior program manager at Jobs for the Future. A member of the team behind the JFF Center for Justice and Economic Advancement, he supports the development and management of projects and partnerships that create economic advancement opportunities for people who are leaving prison and reentering their communities.
His skills and areas of expertise include:
- Program design and development
- Reentry workforce and career development
- Cross-sector collaboration
- Project management
- Strategic planning
Before joining JFF, Feliciano worked with various populations within the nonprofit sector, with a primary focus on youth and adults who have had experience navigating the juvenile justice system. He has developed program designs, built new partnerships, and collaborated with employer networks to provide employment opportunities to individuals from communities that are underserved by public and private institutions.
Feliciano says he was drawn to JFF because of the organization’s ability to provide innovative and impactful solutions at all levels, through various sectors, and to various populations.
“We as a community, as providers, as a collective group of passionate individuals, can help those who face a multitude of barriers by providing equitable and sustainable opportunities for all,” he says. “JFF does just that.”
He holds a bachelor’s degree in management from Central Connecticut State University and is currently pursuing a master’s in project management from Georgetown University.
Although he’s a native New Yorker, Feliciano lives in Connecticut with his wife, daughter, son, and King—the most annoying yet loveable Siberian husky. Outside of work he is a suffering Jets fan who enjoys baking and teaching his kids how to play sports, and loves psychological thrillers.