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Tommy Neilson

Board Member, OC Alum

Tommy Neilson spent seven years attending Open Connections before graduating in 2013. 

After graduating, Tommy attended Eastern University in St. David's Pennsylvanis where he received degrees in Youth Ministry and Psychology, graduating in 2017.


Tommy spent two years in Wilmington, DE completing service years with AmeriCorps. During this time, he was a tutor, teacher's aide, and supervisor at an inner city middle school. Tommy was the co-director for a summer camps for several years before taking his current job as a Training Programs Assistant at Beck Institute.


Tommy lives in Philadelphia and amoung other activities enjoys spending time with his many nieces and nephews, some of whom currently attend OC. 


Tommy’s up-bringing as a self-directed learner combined with his work experience in the field of education makes him an exciting addition to the OC Board of Directors.