Francisco Tezén became President and CEO of A Better Chance in February 2020. He joined A Better Chance from the Food Bank For New York City where he served as the Chief Development Officer. Francisco has created and managed growth, visibility and partnership strategies for educational and social service organizations with community-based, national, and global reach.
Prior to joining the Food Bank, he held positions at Year Up, The New School, and Columbia Business School. Francisco earned his B.A. in History and Latin-American Studies at Wesleyan University and his M.S. in Nonprofit Management at The New School.
Francisco is a native New Yorker of Peruvian and African-American descent. A Better Chance’s mission and work is very personal to him as he is also an Alumnus of the Oliver Scholars Program. He matriculated at the Packer Collegiate Institute in Brooklyn, New York as an Oliver Scholar and currently serves as Secretary on Packer’s Alumni Board.