SpecialityCo-Founder and Board Chair, The Black Collective
BiographyFrancesca Menes is a Co-Founder and Board Chair of The Black Collective. She is a first generation Haitian-Dominican-American and was raised in Miami’s Little Haiti community.
For over a decade, Francesca has led the development and implementation of strategic legislative, policy and voter engagement campaigns locally and statewide. Her work led to the passage of resolutions and ordinances in several counties throughout the state and passage of bills signed into law in Tallahassee which benefited immigrants, New Americans, youth and communities of color.
Francesca graduated from Florida International University, earning her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Women’s Studies with a minor in Philosophy and a certificate in National Security Studies and her Master’s in Public Administration, with a certificate in Community Development.
Francesca is the former Treasurer for the Florida Democratic Party, former State Committeewoman for the Miami-Dade Democratic Party. She currently serves on the Miami-Dade County Community Action Agency Executive Board and the Miami-Dade County N.W. 79th Street Corridor Community Redevelopment Agency.