Elizabeth Coco is a Program Officer at the Foundation. Coco joined the Foundation in fall 2015, and in her role she manages the C3 Twin Cities VISTA Program by providing meaningful professional development opportunities to members and support to supervisors and partner organizations. Coco also works with the Executive Director on the Foundation’s Entrepreneurship and Small Business Ecosystem grantmaking strategy. Coco comes to the Foundation from the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits where she founded the MCN VISTA Program focused on directing resources towards culturally based nonprofit organizations. Previously, she served as a VISTA member at MCN and completed a year with AmeriCorps serving as a Minnesota Reading Corps Pre-K Literacy tutor at Bethune Community School in Minneapolis. Coco earned her BA from Gustavus Adolphus College with degrees in religion and gender, women and sexuality studies and has a deep passion and dedication for social, economic and racial justice. Additionally, Coco volunteers her time on the Board of Directors of the Headwaters Foundation for Justice.