Frank Zarro founded the In Our Name Initiative, a civic learning project that focuses on public education regarding civics and social justice and on the political and constitutional issues facing our country today.
Mr. Zarro is active in social entrepreneurship and in 2016 created WhenPeopleWork.com, an online employment service for formerly incarcerated individuals and people with criminal records. He also helps direct online employment sites for returning veterans of the U.S. armed forces and for new college graduates. Among his community initiatives, he is leading a commercial cleanup and development project in downtown Saratoga Springs, N.Y., as part of New York State’s Department of Environmental Conservation Brownfield Program.
Mr. Zarro has taught administrative law at Pace University and supervises for-credit internships in social entrepreneurship at Skidmore College, where he also serves as civic learning coordinator for the Project on Restorative Justice. He has developed and taught college-level courses for incarcerated veterans of the armed forces and has offered courses on legal research and a law library clinic at two upstate New York correctional facilities. He serves on the Building Committee of Bethesda Episcopal Church in Saratoga Springs and organizes community forums on social justice.
Mr. Zarro has held various management and planning positions in the New York State Unified Court System and has served as director of development and special projects for the New York State Defenders Association, where he helped create the Veterans Defense Program.
Mr. Zarro received a master’s degree in public administration from the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service at New York University and a juris doctorate from Seton Hall University School of Law.
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