In 1979, Hope Community's Founding Executive Director, George Calvert, invited William Ofenloch, a Long Island native and graduate of Cathedral College in Douglaston, Queens, to join the Hope Community Board of Directors. He lived on 103rd Street and was active in the Revive 103 planning process – one of Hope’s first building initiatives. He's been involved with Hope Community ever since supporting several Hope Community projects throughout his tenure as an active Board Member. Mr. Ofenloch is a retired handyman, plumber and longtime board member within his own sweat equity building on East 102nd Street. He's constantly contributing his diverse skill set and community experience to Hope Community. Mr. Ofenloch is also a Peace Activist and takes great pride supporting the East Harlem community...his home for more than 40 years.