Kerline Tofuri is currently a Family Advocate with the Community Advocacy Program (CAP) based at the Codman Square Health Center in Dorchester, MA. The Community Advocacy Program (CAP) is a program of the Center for Community Health Education, and Research Service (CCHERS) at Northeastern University’s, Office of Urban Health Programs and Policy, in the Bouve College of Health Sciences.
Ms. Tofuri is also Founder and President of Jou Nouvo-New Day, Inc. Jou Nouvo got its start in 2007 offering adult literacy program as a platform to address educational, social, and health issues to families in Bon Repos, Haiti. To date, Jou Nouvo-specific projects include adult literacy, child sponsorships, small business loans, and access to basic medical care programs.
Kerline holds a Bachelor Degree in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Massachusetts Boston. She is a trained Instructor of English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) with more than 15 years of experience. Ms. Tofuri has led trainings and managed ESOL projects for over 10 years; she worked in partnership with a core group of private-public funders securing and disbursing funds via a competitive process to well-established and emerging organizations that were primarily led by immigrant groups in the Greater Boston area.
Ms. Tofuri highly prefers to work with organizations or group of individuals with a vision to advocate for and promote self-efficiency through education; and she is equally passionate to search, negotiate, and form partnership with institutions that focus on “real capacity-building” of grassroots organizations.