April 26, 2018 under Faith Based Work

New Faces At FPWA

Welcome our newest team members!

Gaurav Gupta-Casale – Fiscal Policy Associate

Gaurav Gupta-Casale joins FPWA as a Fiscal Policy Associate. Gaurav will be graduating from The New School with a master’s degree from Milano School of International Affairs, Management and Urban Policy this May. During his time in graduate school, Gaurav worked with nonprofits such as Coalition for Asian American Children and Families, The Synergos Institute, India China Institute and Khan Foundation. Guarav’s work ranged from development, program monitoring and evaluation, to data analysis and visualization.

Guarav has a bachelor’s degree in Political Philosophy and Sociology from the University of Pittsburgh in 2014. Outside of work and school he plays soccer and chess, teaches a spinning class, bakes, and enjoys a good novel.

**You can reach Guarav at ggupta-casale@fpwa.org or 212-801-1307.

Raschaad Hoggard – Director of Outreach & Engagement

Raschaad Hoggard leads the planning and execution of engagement and outreach actions and activities with community and faith-based member organizations, allies and partner organizations.

Raschaad is a native of Plymouth, North Carolina and a graduate of North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (A&T), located in Greensboro NC, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science. While at A&T, he was very involved with student life, serving twice as Class President and receiving the North Carolina A&T State University Award of Excellence for his service to the university. He is also a graduate of the Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York, where he studied homiletics and social ethics. Additionally, he is a PhD candidate in Education Policy and Administration at the Graduate School of Education at Fordham University.

Before joining FPWA, Raschaad served for 12 years as an administrator and adjunct professor at the Medgar Evers College of the City University of New York.

Raschaad currently serves as an Associate Minister at the historic 210 year-old Abyssinian Baptist Church in the City of New York, under the leadership of Dr. Calvin O. Butts, III.

Raschaad is deeply committed to following the legacies of Dr. Samuel DeWitt Proctor; former President of North Carolina A&T and Pastor Emeritus of the Abyssinian Church in Harlem, and, civil rights activist and educator, Ella Josephine Baker, who confronted injustice and dismantled systems of inequality.

**You can reach Raschaad at rhoggard@fpwa.org or 212-801-1347.

Jordan Kifer – Development Associate

Jordan is a nonprofit professional passionate about building campaigns that invite conversation and create a larger cultural impact. A graduate of the University of Michigan, she began her career in nonprofit development in Milwaukee, WI and moved to NYC as an AmeriCorps VISTA Fellow with LIFT-NY. She then spent several years working in media, developing campaigns for clients ranging from beauty and tourism to consumer goods. She is thrilled to be returning to her nonprofit roots and excited to help execute FPWA’s bold vision for New Yorkers.

Outside of her professional work, she also develop projects with FOKUS, an arts advocacy organization and serve as co-editor for the digital arts magazine, INSIGHT.

A Michigan native, she lives in Brooklyn, New York.

**You can reach Jordan at jkifer@fpwa.org or 212-801-1320.