Shakyra Morales


I am honored to be a part of the Chester Community Coalition. I am so proud of the work currently being implemented by the Coalition and plans for future programming. The mission of the Coalition is to support the people of Chester as they learn to cope and heal from the violence that plagues their community.

The Coalition is comprised of loving people who have dedicated their lives to serving others. I am so pleased to be able to support them in their mission as they continue to provide much needed support to the children and families of Chester.

Susanne Cianfaro is the former Director of Social Services at Chester Community Charter School (CCCS).  Susanne worked for CCCS for 10 years, and has a great passion for the students, their families and the community. During her time at CCCS Susanne held several positions which included school social worker, Director of the 21st Century after school program, as well as their summer camp programs.

Susanne is currently employed at Chester Charter Scholars Academy as the Coordinator of Student Support and Post-Secondary Programs. She is responsible for assisting students as they navigate post-secondary education requirements, coordinating social emotional learning (SEL) programming and providing guidance to students in need.

Susanne received her undergraduate degree in social work at Kutztown University and her Master’s Degree in social work from Widener University. She recently received her  Level I certification in Internal Family Systems (IFS) trauma training and is looking forward to utilizing IFS with students and families in the future. Susanne has two children, Allie age 25, an environmental engineer for the JMT engineering company and Jimmie age 22, who will be graduating from the University of Delaware this Spring with a bachelor’s degree in Business.