Founder and Executive Director
Theresa Monforte-Caraballo is a child advocate and educator who is committed to combating childhood hunger and promoting literacy for low-income/at-risk children in New York City. She works to bring awareness to local communities by speaking with various groups in communities and engaging local community members, business and organizations to help ensure that no child worries about their next meal. She also makes sure that every child she works with is nourished intellectually by making sure they receive new and used books to promote literacy and open their minds to new adventures.
Theresa graduated Brooklyn College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Children and Youth Studies and Kingsborough Community College with an Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education.
While at Brooklyn College she also studied early childhood education and special education. Theresa
has worked for various schools in many positions and within many city agencies and has witnessed
first-hand the crisis she fights against each day.
After many years of sending her own family to school with extra lunches and making sure her
classroom children were fed she realized the need for an organization that goes into our school
system and helps children directly. In March of 2015 Grandma’s Love, Inc. officially became a 501(c)(3) organization in the state of New York. Since then Grandma’s has helped over 150 children starting
right in her own communities of Bay Ridge and Sunset Park, Brooklyn.
Theresa looks forward to continued growth and success of the children she
reaches and the engagement of communities throughout New York City.