Lymarie Francisco is the Project Manager at Oyate Group’s Bronx Rising Initiative.
Prior to joining BRI, Lymarie worked at ACDP (Community Association of Progressive Dominicans), a nonprofit organization in the Bronx where she served as a Program Director at Murphy Community Center. During her time here Lymarie fused her background in hospitality with youth and community development. As Program Director, Lymarie fought to provide youth and families living in low-income housing with increased access to resources by creating programming that centered around financial literacy, civic engagement, social emotional learning and college and job readiness. She continued to address gaps in services by addressing health care inequities by partnering with community health institutions such as DOHMH and health partners which ultimately led to increasing health care access for the communities that she served. Prior to her work as a Program Director, Lymarie served in various roles at ACDP, such as Assistant Program Director, Office Manager and Youth Group Leader.
Lymarie was born in New York City and grew up in the Washington Heights neighborhood of Manhattan where her parents settled in the early 80s after immigrating to the United States. She is a dedicated mother and wife – her family consists of her brilliant one-year-old son, two amazing stepsons and a supportive husband.
Lymarie is pursuing a BA in Human Services from New Hampshire University – her expected date of graduation is 2023.