NJSACC's Administrative Assistant Kandece Francis Shares Her Afterschool Story!

Did you attend an afterschool program in your youth? Tell us what you did after school usually.

  • Yes – Homework help, tutoring, cooking, theater, swimming, dance, chorus, intramural sports

How were you introduced to NJSACC?

  • Working with an afterschool program

When did you start working at NJSACC?

  • 12/5/2022

Your title when you started?

  • Administrative Assistant

Your title now?

  • Administrative Assistant

In your view, why is afterschool important?

  • I believe it helps with youth development and it can reiterate what is taught during school hours.

In your view, why is NJSACC important?

  • NJSACC is committed to the improvement of afterschool programs.
More about Kandece Francis, Administrative Assistant


Kandece Francis is NJSACC’s Part-time Administrative Assistant. In this role, she provides support to the NJSACC staff in managing day-to-day operations through event support, database management, communication, and general office support.


With over fifteen years of administrative experience and supporting senior executives, Kandece also has considerable experience in Program Management, grant management, youth development and cultivating student enrichment activities. Kandece developed a strong passion for youth advocacy while working for the Boys and Girls Club where she transitioned from the CEO’s Executive Assistant to Program Manager. During this transition she also served as the advisor to the teen run leadership program.


Kandece was born in Harlem, NY and raised in Queens. She joined the military when she graduated high school and served four years active duty in the United States Coast Guard.