Ellen Ampofo, Director of Teen Center and College Prep Program, is responsible for providing day-to-day oversight of Teen Center Programs and leads program planning and implementation. She has extensive experience in higher education, college prep programs, and student development. Prior to EA, Ellen served as the Youth Academic Advisor at New Yorkers For Children overseeing college transition programs for youth aging out of the foster care system and guiding them throughout their college education. Before joining NYFC in 2016, Ellen was at SUNY Buffalo State where she worked in the Upward Bound Program for over 10 years focusing on college readiness and college success.