Billy founded the House of Blue Hope during a three-year stint living and teaching in Tanzania as a volunteer after college. During his time in Tanzania, he recognized the vast gap in life opportunities between kids who have access to education and those who do not. Along with our Tanzanian colleagues, he oversaw the feasibility studies, fund raising, planning, construction of our facility, and implementation of our programs.
He lived in the house for several months with the first group of boys before moving back to the U.S. in 2008. Billy currently lives in San Jose, CA, where he serves as the Dean of Student Life at Cristo Rey San Jose Jesuit High School. He graduated from the University of Miami in 2005 with a B.S. in Mathematics, Education, and German, and from Fordham University in 2012 with a Master’s degree in Education Leadership, Administration, and Policy. He is currently pursuing his doctorate in Catholic Educational Leadership at the University of San Francisco.
Billy travels back to Tanzania every summer to evaluate the project, explore expansion opportunities, and spend time with the staff and kids of Blue Hope