Madeline Hannah Pollis
Program Coordinator, From One to 100
Madeline is thrilled to be working as the Project Coordinator for the From One to 100 pilot program.
Madeline was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, before attending Vassar College and graduating in 2016 with a BA in Music and Italian with General and Departmental Honors. She is a soprano whose long-term career goals as an opera singer are supplemented by a passion for social justice and activism. When she moved to New York in the fall of 2017, she was disappointed by her experiences with day jobs in corporate, profit-driven workplaces and sought employment where she would be passionate about her daily tasks and contribute positively to the world.
She was fortunate to join The Grace Children’s Foundation’s team in February 2018 and looks forward to the meaningful endeavor of coordinating the care of children in need, particularly refugee children from Syria who have been deprived of safe and carefree childhoods. In addition to working at TGCF, Madeline continues to study voice and perform locally, most recently with the Bronx Opera, teaches private voice and piano lessons independently, teaches group Italian classes at Fluent City, and sings as a ringer at Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church in Brooklyn. She hopes one day to use her nonprofit skills to contribute to expanding diversity and artistic activism in the field of classical music.