Dee Dee Pacheco

Staff • Program Manager, Residency & Special Projects

Dee Dee Pacheco is the Program Manager of Residency and Special Projects at Urban Gateways. With fifteen years of experience in both the education and nonprofit sectors, her passion and dedication to youth empowerment through creative placemaking fuels her commitment to developing and managing innovative cross-curricular learning experiences. She is responsible for expanding and deepening collaborative partnerships while managing and supporting quality assurance of artist-in-residence programs in school and community-based learning environments. Her prior professional experience includes: External Assessor and Trainer of Youth Development Work Methods (David P. Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality), creative curriculum design, facilitating professional development (at local, state, and national levels), management of content quality for Community Schools programs, and teaching elementary through middle school youth in Texas and New York.