What is efozzie.com?

This blog is about the adventures, challenges, triumphs, and ideas that come up in Rey’s life as a social changemaker. If you are tired of sitting around while social injustice and inequities exist, if you believe that you don’t have to be a corporate ladder-climber to be a success in life, and if you believe that you can make a living by making a difference in the world, then you’ll probably enjoy what’s offered here. Oh and please have a sense of humor because, let’s face it… living and working as a Nonprofiteer is just as amusing as it is rewarding.

Who is Rey Faustino?

Rey Faustino is an entrepreneur, innovator and fervent advocate for educational equity. Rey launched One Degree in 2011 to ensure that all families have access to services they need to overcome poverty. Previously Rey was the site director at BUILD, a college access nonprofit organization, where he designed and deployed business incubators and led the staff to propel low-income minority youth to attain a college education. He volunteers throughout the US with College Summit, where he facilitates motivational college access workshops for low-income students, and in the Philippines with the largest poverty-fighting NGO, Gawad Kalinga.

Rey is a 2012 Echoing Green Fellow and an Education Pioneers Fellow. He received his B.S. in Business Entrepreneurship from the University of Southern California and earned his Master in Public Policy from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.

Rey was first inspired to fight for educational equity while he was in college. He was the co-executive director for the non-profit USC Troy Camp which takes 3rd through 5th graders from inner city Los Angeles to camp each summer.

You can read his ongoing journey here, and perhaps you’ll understand a bit more why giving back to your community and living life to its fullest are so important.

Are you living life today?

PS – I promise to stop talking in third person now…