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Sol Marie Alfonso-Jones

Sol Marie Alfonso-Jones has been a Program Officer with the Long Island Community Foundation (LICF) since 2009. Ms. Alfonso-Jones manages the Foundation’s competitive grantmaking programs in the areas of education, environment, and youth violence prevention. She also spearheads LICF’s community development programs, including its affordable rental housing initiative. Ms. Alfonso-Jones has more than 23 years experience in nonprofit management, community building, program development, and evaluation. Prior to LICF, Ms. Alfonso-Jones worked at Sustainable Long Island where she directed the organization’s community revitalization and brownfield redevelopment programs. She also served as director of the Fight for Families Coalition, an alliance of health and human service, community-based agencies working to enhance service delivery systems in Nassau County. Before her work on Long Island, Ms. Alfonso-Jones oversaw academic enrichment and college preparation programs at Sponsors for Educational Opportunity and developed community initiatives in Governor Mario Cuomo’s Office of Hispanic Affairs.