Our Team Natalie Tung Co-Founder & Executive Director Natalie is a junior from Hong Kong, studying English with a certificate in Teacher Prep. On campus, she is on the Varsity Women’s squash team and is formally involved with Camp Kesem and the Big Sib Little Sib program. She is currently an assistant coach for Princeton Junior Squash and has had experiences in teaching young students English, Math and Chinese. For the past two summers, Natalie served as the Residential Coordinator of The Lawrenceville Summer Scholars Program, where she spent the year developing the staff and organizational structure of the program and oversaw ~160 students during the summer. Natalie’s dream is to be a High School English teacher where she can influence teenagers in their formative years. She is also hoping to use social entrepreneurship to address education challenges around the world. As a boarding school graduate, Natalie is grateful of the privileges and opportunities she had been given and dreams to make boarding experience possible for underprivileged youth. In February 2016, she took Marty Johnson’s Social Entrepreneurship class at Princeton, where she partnered with Brenaea Fairchild 16’, to develop the idea of HomeWorks. Elijah Sumners Community Liaison Elijah is a rising senior from Ewing, NJ studying Political Science at Rutgers University. He worked as an intern at the Freedom School, a Civil Rights-era program founded out of necessity for African American students in the South to receive equal access to education. The Freedom School program plays a much-needed role in helping to curb summer learning loss and close achievement gaps. It is a subsidiary of the Childhood Defense Fund a nonprofit child advocacy organization that works. As an intern here he helped rising sixth graders from the inner-city develop and strengthen their reading comprehension skills. His hobbies include cycling, playing soccer, and reading. Mofopefoluwa Olarinmoye Recruitment & Website Manager Mofopefoluwa Olarinmoye is a rising sophomore at Princeton University majoring in Chemical and Biological Engineering, with a focus on biotechnology and bioengineering. She also plans to pursue a certificate in Entrepreneurship. On campus, she is the Secretary of the Princeton Association of Black Women (PABW), a member of the Princeton Women in Business (PWiB) Events Committee, and the Sales Team Captain in the Institute for Chocolate Studies. Mofopefoluwa is passionate about female empowerment, she specifically wishes to improve female literacy rates in developing countries like Nigeria, her home country. Her ultimate dream is to create a foundation that connects more underprivileged girls with the books, resources and overall education that will enable them to expand their horizons, and better themselves and their families. She strongly believes in the power of education to break boundaries and change mindsets. Her love for education arises partly from her experience in boarding schools, in both Nigeria and the United States. A couple of years ago, she interned at LEAP Africa, an NGO in Nigeria that works towards developing the next generation of ethical entrepreneurs and leaders. While there, she aided the Programs Department in planning and executing their annual summer leadership program, targeted at secondary school students, which sparked her interest in teaching children to become intentional servant leaders. Jordan Stallworth Program Manager & School Liasion Jordan is a freshman from Lawrenceville, Georgia interested in studying Sociology or policy at the Woodrow Wilson School. She is currently learning Spanish and plans to study abroad in a Latin American country before her junior year. On campus, she is a member of the Varsity Women’s basketball team. After spending this past summer as a scholar in Princeton’s Freshman Scholar Institute (FSI), Jordan became a fellow for the Scholars Institute Fellows Program (SIFP) here on campus. In high school, Jordan experienced success in various areas. Jordan was captain of the Varsity basketball team, Editor-in-Chief of The Grizzly Gazette newspaper, and a member of the Gwinnett (County) Student Leadership Team (GSLT). On GSLT, Jordan organized school-wide events to promote leadership skills for first-year through senior students, and co-founded Bear Leadership Team (BLT), an organization that focused on developing student-leaders and a high-performance culture within the school. Upon graduation, Jordan hopes to eventually work to reform education policies so to improve teachers’ working conditions and students’ academic performance. She is excited to work with HomeWorks because she hopes to one day begin her own girls’ boarding school and recreational community center. Shohini Rakhit Operations Manager Shohini is a junior from Atlanta studying Chemical and Biological Engineering and pursuing a certificate in the Applications of Computing. She serves as a teacher, volunteer coordinator and curriculum developer for an English as a Second Language program in Trenton. In the past, she has worked with the Rescue Mission of Trenton to provide residents with free GED tutoring. As a community development leader of the PU Engineers Without Borders team, she has also worked with communities in Kenya to develop sustainable sources of clean water. She loves dancing a wide variety of styles, and is currently the president of Naacho, a south asian dance company. Her interest in education lead her to spend a summer in Philadelphia working for Scholar Academies, a charter school operator that serves urban students in Philadelphia, Trenton, D.C., and Memphis. She also explored her interests in biology when she spent a summer conducting structural biology research in the Czech Republic. Karina Aguilar Guerrero Officer Karina is a sophomore at Princeton University looking to major in Sociology with a Teacher Prep and Latin American Studies certificate. On campus, she is involved with Worship House, Matriculate, Princeton Latinos y Amigos, and the DREAM Team. Last summer, Karina worked at the Eagle Rock School & Professional Development Center, a school that serves adolescents who are not thriving in their current situations. She helped plan and organize their academic and extracurricular activities, and served as a mentor and tutor to these students. Karina believes that while education is a an equalizer and the solution to escaping poverty, there is a need for wrap around support after the school day. She strongly believes that HomeWorks is a valuable and necessary contribution to the current educational system. My Bui Officer My is a senior from Saint Paul, Minnesota studying Politics at Princeton University. On campus, she was the co-chair of the first-generation/low-income student organization. As a recipient of the Jack Kent Cooke Young Scholars award, she was afforded the opportunity to attend a private school that provided her with extra academic support and enrichment opportunities she would not have otherwise received from her public school system. This led her to better understand the inequities present within low-income communities and see how powerful education is in empowering students from these backgrounds. During her summer of 2015 she taught literature to low-income, highly-motivated middle school students. The following summer, she worked at the D.C. Public School office learning about the Career and Technical Education (CTE) program and analyzing data to help improve student completion of the CTE courses. Last summer, she worked at Rutgers University researching university support programs for first-generation students in addition to working as a Residential Advisor for the Freshman Scholars Institute, a summer bridge program for incoming first-generation/low-income/minority students at Princeton. Brenaea Fairchild Co-Founder & Advisor Brenaea ‘16 has served Princeton and Trenton though providing high-quality and affordable academic support via her small tutoring company B-Fair Tutoring since 2014. Currently her tutors serve at Foundation Academy in Trenton, NJ providing remedial mathematics tutoring to high school students. Raised in Trenton, New Jersey she is connected to the community and has relationships with community activists and educators.