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Andrew Lin, Development Associate, BronxWorks

Andrew Lin relocated to New York City while pursuing his Master's degree in International Relations at New York University. After graduating, he worked in an education technology startup before joining BronxWorks in 2016 as the Executive Coordinator for Eileen Torres, Executive Director. Seeking program experience, in 2018 Andrew became the Program Developer for the Supportive Housing and Care Coordination Department. In September 2020, Andrew joined the Development Department as the Development Associate. 

"I went to graduate school to study ways that I could expand my impact, particularly in the areas of economic development and poverty alleviation. When I joined BronxWorks, I found an organization with similar mindset and mission."

During his time as the Executive Coordinator, Andrew managed a number of administrative tasks, which included coordinating a myriad of meetings with staff, senior leadership, the Board of Directors, and external stakeholders; managing agency databases and systems; receiving communications and drafting outgoing communications; supporting the agency's Strategic Planning Process; and completing different tasks assigned by the BronxWorks Executive Director. As the Program Developer for the Supportive Housing Department, Andrew provided administrative and operational support to the department's many programs, submitted successful applications for new supportive housing programs, and oversaw the Opioid Overdose Prevention Program, which teaches people to administer Narcan/Naloxone and distributes Narcan nasal spray kits to vulnerable BronxWorks clients and other members of the community. 

"BronxWorks has given me the opportunity to contribute as a part of several different teams and to learn and develop different skills toward the goal of serving members of our communities that could use that crucial little bit of help."

Now as the Development Associate, Andrew looks forward to applying his skills and diverse knowledge of BronxWorks to implement fundraising, communications, and outreach initiatives. "I think about our community members, especially those who are underrepresented and vulnerable, that have been affected by the pandemic. I think about the important events that have occurred this year and the events that are still to come, and I think that the work we do at BronxWorks is more important than ever."

Outside of work, Andrew loves to read, write, and explore both urban and natural landscapes. He is an avid cyclist, snowboarder, and traveler. "This is the most interesting time to work in development. We, just like everybody else, have to adapt to the new environment and find a way to succeed." He plans to continue to learn in his new position to support vital non-profit work.

Previous BronxWorks Stories

#82 Staff Profile: Andrew Lin

#81 Staff Profile: Sarah Kimball

#80 Staff Profile: Natalie Villanueva

#79: 2020 25 & 20-Year Staff Recognition

#78 Staff Profile: Devin Duran

#77 Staff Profile: Rachel Onijoko 

#76 Staff Profile: Dominique Jackson

#75 Staff Profile: Phillipa Quan

#74 Staff Profile: Tiffanie Dorch

#73 Staff Profile: Rasheed Brown

#72 Staff Profile: Andrea Kepler

#71 Staff Tribute: Lloyd Dennis and Suzette Walker 

#70 Staff Profile: Michael Jackson

#69 Staff Profile: Stephanie Wingert

#68 Staff Profile: Timeka Toussaint

#67 Staff Profile: Gordon Miller

#66 Staff Profile: Michael Plummer

#65 Staff Profile: Marie Edwards

#64 Staff Profile: Kiesha Roberts

#63 Staff Profile: Yvette Felicia Thomas 

#62 BronxWorks Welcomes Atlas Corps Fellows

#61 Staff Profile: John Betts 

#60 Staff Profile: Tyron Johnson

#59 Staff Profile: Genesis Mejia

#58 Staff Profile: Angel Vazquez

#57 Staff Profile: Lijo Varghese 

#56 Staff Profile: Tiffany Martinez 

#55 Staff Profile: Solomon Smart

#54 Staff Profile: Alissa Tyghter-Gerald 

#53 Staff Profile: Reinaldo Cruz 

#52 Staff Profile: Estrella Montanez 

#51 Staff Profile: Adriana Puello

#50 Staff Profile: Evan Hahn, Bessie Taliaferro, Allison Gangi 

#49 Staff Profile: Issa Asiedo

#48 Staff Profile: Agnes Manson

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#47 Staff Profile: Tiesha Scott

#46 Staff Profile: Noel Gonzalez

#45 Staff Profile: Dorothy Whyte

#44 Staff Profile: Diami Virgilio

#43 Staff Profile: Whitney Sample

#42 Understanding Diversity in a Multicultural Community

#41 Rachel B. – On the path out of poverty


Click below to read the 40 BronxWorks Stories that highlighted our 40th anniversary year

#40 Carolyn McLaughlin – One Family Meets Another

#39 Robin Hood and BronxWorks – Synergy in Fighting Poverty

#38 The BronxWorks Board of Directors: Time, Talent, Treasure, and Terrific!

#37 Betances Community Center Advisory Board: “We have PhDs in ‘street’!”

#36 20+ Years of Careers in Service at BronxWorks

#35 Camila R. – By helping another, she helped herself

#34 Jean Smith – A Lifetime of Caring and Lifting Lives

#33 BronxWorks Partners: These Landlords are Building Futures and Community

#32 FEPS – Reducing fear, confusion, and homelessness

#31 Horatio G. – Building his future through language

#30 BronxWorks Blue Waves – Swimming for Fun, Fitness & the Future

#29 Abubacar W. – Big Steps for a Little Boy

#28 Bedtime Stories – Lifting lives through reading & caring

#27 Tyrese M. – “I get another family”

#26 Eva M. – Intra-agency collaboration results in happiness and a home

#25 KC, Shannon, & Christopher – Making Children’s Lives Better

#24 Veronica, NCJW, and HIPPY – “Not alone in this journey through life”

#23 Maria R. – A 23-hour bus ride and her faith saved her life

#22 Ronald G. – "Crossing a bridge to better health and stability"

#21 Stephanie M. – From Attitude to Aptitude

#20 "Reweaving the social fabric of a neighborhood"

#19 Catherine M. – "I'm not a sit-down kind of person!"

#18 Judy Leonard – A Letter to BronxWorks Friends

#17 Rachea C. – Achieving Milestones, Step by Step

#16 Eric Hill – Miles & Music

#15 BronxWorks and Super Storm Sandy – Dedication, stamina, and grace personified

#14 Milagros R. – One dress, many dreams

#13 Heights seniors take the healthy lead

#12 Nidia R. – Minor repairs = major relief

#11 Homeless Outreach Team – Feeling Connected to the World

#10 Cristina, Raymond, Crisbelly & Aaron – Growing up at BronxWorks

#9 Jeniffer M. – From the South Bronx to South Africa: the visit of a lifetime that almost didn't happen

#8 Nathaniel S. – "I'm right there beside you"

#7 Diana S. – Overcoming tragedy: "I'm still here"

#6 Irodney P. – "I want to earn it not have it handed to me"

#5 Natividad C. – A bond of mutual respect and genuine affection

#4 Michael J. – "What was given to me was given freely"

#3 Kathryn Speller – Retiring from work, not her passions

#2 Alfredo C. – "Thanks to you, Dad"

#1 Jonathan P. – Striving for Excellence

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