2023 Fellows Selected
Afton Partners, Civic Builders, and EFF are excited to announce the selection of the 2023 Class of the Education Finance Analyst (EFA) program. The program recruits and trains diverse early-stage professionals to succeed in mission-driven financial services roles. This year we will welcome five analysts:
Rennic Liverpool joins Civic Builders from Babson College. Rennic is a public charter school alum, graduating from Achievement First in Brooklyn.
Crystal Roman is a graduate of Mount Holyoke College. She joins Afton Partners from Uncommon Schools in Brooklyn, where she served as their director of special projects.
Jason Huang is a recent graduate of Baruch College He joins Equitable Facilities Fund from Carahsoft Technology Corporation.
Arielle Dorvilus is a graduate of SUNY College at Old Westbury. She joins Equitable Facilities Fund from the nonprofit WellLife Network.
Yesha Shah joins Afton Partners from Rutgers Business School where she is completing her Master of Financial Analysis.
The Mission: Through this two-year program, participants address the financial and real estate challenges facing public charter schools as they continue to promote educational equity.
The Training: Fellows will serve in full-time roles as Investment Analysts in support of critical work undertaken by sector leaders Afton Partners, Civic Builders, and Equitable Facilities Fund. This job will be supported by an initial five-week joint training program designed to foster mission-alignment, understanding of the education sector, development of technical skills, and followed by continued professional development.
What Comes Next: After the two-year program, Analysts may be eligible for continued employment or may go on to take roles with mission-oriented investment firms, lenders, banks, consultants, charter schools, and other organizations committed to leveraging finance for social good. The EFA Program will equip them with skills that enable fulfilling, high-impact careers.
2023 EFA Cohort – By the Numbers
Analysts In Full-Time Roles at Afton Partners, Civic Builders & EFF
Week Intensive Training Program
Training Program Pillars:
- Education Reform, Academic Performance & Mission Context
- Accounting 101 and Excel 101 for the Social Sector
- Education Funding and Charter School Financials
- Analyzing Risks and Investing in the Education Sector
The program is jointly sponsored by Afton Partners, Civic Builders, and Equitable Facilities Fund, organizations that work to ensure educational equity is available to all students by solving financial and real estate challenges.
The 2024 application cycle will open in the fall of 2023. Admissions results are typically available in early 2024. Please visit our partners’ websites for other job openings besides the EFA program.
"I joined the EFA program because I found it to be an attractive opportunity where I could learn a new sector from scratch, develop my financial analysis skills, and work for a mission-driven organization that serves high-impact schools."Sam Alnagar EFA 2021
"I applied to the EFA program because I wanted exposure to ESG/impact investing. The program was phenomenal because right from the start I was able to meet with school leaders and learn about the nonprofit world."Jared Kane EFA 2021