Contact Andrea to learn more about GEO’s cohort and peer learning opportunities, for which she provides program design, management and facilitation using intersectional, anti-oppression approaches and liberatory pedagogies that center meaningful relationships, community learning and equitable outcomes.
Andrea Tacconi is a bilingual, values-based Program Manager at GEO with nearly a decade of experience in the nonprofit and philanthropy sectors committed to advancing racial equity and social justice. Before coming to GEO, Andrea managed an emergent trust-based philanthropy program at a community foundation in the Chiapas Highlands of southern Mexico designed to redistribute power and wealth in the region by decolonizing historic philanthropic practices. She spearheaded organizational practice change to decentralize decision-making structures and promote inclusive, community-informed grantmaking practices. Prior to that, she was a community organizer with Maya indigenous youth, using popular education approaches to support their resilience, resistance and self-led liberation from situations of homelessness, child labor and trafficking. Andrea also worked as a community organizer in Washington, DC, organizing with low-income, immigrant, Black, Latinx, and AAPI families. She designed and facilitated multilingual workshops to support their power building, leadership and position as equals in the DC public school system to advance social justice starting in the classroom.
In her free time, Andrea enjoys cycling, painting and after spending years abroad, reconnecting with her community in Washington, DC through volunteering and activism.