Meet Kenmore Neighborhood Alliance’s New Grant Manager!

By Abigail Stopka, Better Kenmore CDC

Kenmore Neighborhood Alliance is excited to welcome grant manager Eleni Manousogiannakis to its team!

Eleni spent almost a dozen years as an optician for LensCrafters before receiving her Master’s degree in Public Health at California State University- Northridge. Upon earning her degree, Eleni turned her attention to the nonprofit world where she focused mainly on fundraising, operations and quality improvement.

After soaking up the sun for fifteen years in The Golden State, Eleni decided to return to her roots and come home to Akron. No stranger to Kenmore, Eleni spent her childhood here and attended Pfeiffer Elementary School and Kenmore High School where she played volleyball, basketball, was in the marching band, and a member of student council.

“I really enjoyed band camp, the friendships, fun activities, pranks and the discipline I learned through early morning band practices.” Eleni said when reflecting on her time at Kenmore High School.

Eleni has a passion for positive change – and is driven to be a part of change that improves the quality of life for the people she is serving. As a member of the Kenmore Neighborhood Alliance team, Eleni will work to increase grant revenue which in return will be recycled back into the community of Kenmore.

When Eleni isn’t working you can find her watching The Godfathers series, taking a bike ride through the neighborhood, or hanging out with her kids. You might have already met Eleni during the first Better Block while she was painting the sidewalks.

Make sure to say hello next time you see her out and about on The BLVD!

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