Community Bike Works IS NOW HIRING for our Program Aide position, to teach at-risk youth life lessons through bicycle mechanics.
Please apply to executivedirector *AT* communitybikeworks.org.
Kim Schaffer, Executive Director. Kim became Executive Director of Community Bike Works in 2013. She has 20 years’ experience in nonprofit and local
government management, including nearly 10 years as a senior staff member at the National Low Income Housing Coalition in Washington, DC. Kim graduated from Lycoming College and received her master’s degree in urban planning from the University of Illinois at Chicago.
James Williams, Program Manager. James became Program Manager of Community Bike Works in February 2012. Before coming to Community Bike Works in 2010, James was a part-time journalist in the Lehigh Valley. An Allentown resident, James graduated from Bloomsburg University with a bachelor’s degree in communications.
Dave Edinger, Operations Manager. Dave came to Community Bike Works early in 2016 to help us build our organizational capacity. He previously served as an office manager for a local construction firm, and has many years of experience in youth development and recreation. He and his family live in Allentown, and his daughters attend school in the Allentown School District.
Hannah Miller, Student and Family Engagement Manager. Hannah connected with Community Bike Works as a volunteer in 2011 as a Muhlenberg College volunteer. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Muhlenberg in 2013 and her Masters’ in Education for Community Engagement from Merrimack College in 2015. As the Student and Family Engagement Manager, she is currently responsible for all non-bike related programs and furthering our capacity to meaningfully engage with students. Outside of CBW, she is an active member of the Xi Xi Chapter of Theta Nu Xi Multicultural Sorority, Inc. and a skater with Two Rivers Roller Derby.
Dave Przekurat, East Allentown Program Director. Dave leads all of Community Bike Works’ East Allentown programming. Dave became involved in Bike Works as a volunteer in 2011, after a 20-year career as a classroom teacher in the U.S. and abroad. He earned an education degree from Kutztown University and received his Master's in Science Education at the University of Iowa, and he recently completed a degree in Occupational Therapy. Dave developed Community Bike Works’ Junior Earn a Bike curriculum and was that program’s first instructor.
Haze Figueroa, Program Instructor * Haze started working as a Program Aide at Community Bike Works in 2012. He graduated from William Allen High School in 2010. He is also a graduate of the Earn a Bike program, having completed the class in 2006.
Hana Cannon, Program Instructor. Hana is a full-time staff member who teaches both Earn a Bike and Junior Earn a Bike classes, and mentors students in Drop-in. She lives in the neighborhoods served by Community Bike Works, and most recently served as a program aide at the Boys and Girls Club of Allentown. She is working on completing her college degree. Hana will serve as an instructor and mentor for all East Allentown programs.
Fornando Robinson, Program Instructor. Fornando came to Community Bike Works in 2014, a few months after his son graduated from the Earn a Bike program. He teaches Earn a Bike classes in our bike shop and in the schools. Originally from New Orleans, Fornando served as a mentor in a youth basketball program both in Louisiana and upon moving to Allentown.
Jose Tavera, Program Instructor. Jose began at Community Bike Works in the spring of 2016 to serve as a mentor to youth in Earn a Bike and Drop-in programs. He volunteers as a Ministry Leader at Casa Del Rey Jesús Ministries.
* denotes Earn a Bike graduate
235 N. Madison Street | Allentown, PA 18102 | 610.434.1140
home page photo credit: Sasha Phyars-Burgess
Nick Mittica CHAIR Commercial Manager, Air Products
Sarah Andrew VICE CHAIR Schoffstall Elder Law
Claire Aylward PPL Services Corporation (ret.)
Patricia Wood Beldon Community Representative
Jonathan Fenner Communities In Schools of the Lehigh Valley
Karen Green Muhlenberg College (ret.)
Charles Hoch Lehigh County Juvenile Probation
Ty Howard Klunk & Millan Advertising
Mike Klatchak TREASURER Cigna
Lara Kuhns SECRETARY Muhlenberg College
Douglas Mancini Liquid Interactive
Saleem Mawji Norris McLaughlin & Marcus
Will Rivera* Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Fox & Roach
Dolores Singletary Community Action Committee of the Lehigh Valley
Bob Snyder Community Representative
Carlos Tirado* Temple Law School
Laura Zaharakis Allentown School District
* denotes Earn a Bike graduate