Frederique has over 20 years of social service experience. She has improved the social economic conditions of disenfranchised communities by developing, implementing, and evaluating programs. Prior to becoming the Friends – SF Program Director in September 2016, she was the Associate Director of Community Programs at the SF LGBT Community Center where she leveraged a 500 member volunteer corps and oversaw its Drop-In Space for homeless youth. As the Director of Youth Services for the Bernal Heights Neighborhood Center, Frederique oversaw all programs and placed 150 youth with involvement in juvenile justice, foster care and truancy at worksites each year. Frederique brings significant experience in administering programs to meet grant requirements from her roles as Grant Compliance Officer and Planning Council Administrator in Santa Clara.
Throughout her career, Frederique has developed and sustained collaborative partnerships with governmental agencies, community based organizations and other stakeholders. She has also been a Legislative Aid for an Oakland Councilmember and Site Coordinator for San Francisco Unified School District’s Wellness Center Initiative at Mission and Thurgood Marshall High Schools. Frederique holds a Master’s in Public Policy in the Urban School of Management from The New School of Social Research, and has an undergraduate degree in Human Development and Family Studies from Cornell University.