Educational Consultant, Founder, Katie At The Bat Time
Lisa S. Hoffstein has devoted her professional life to urban education and community development. She has spent most of her career designing and implementing programs that provide opportunity and support for inner-city children. Hoffstein, a New York native, came to Philadelphia to play tennis for the University of Pennsylvania, competing in four years of varsity tennis while graduating Cum Laude and obtaining a Masters in Education. Following several years of classroom teaching Hoffstein earned her MBA from The Wharton School and applied her passions to developing and managing programs for urban communities. For fourteen years she designed and implemented outreach models for The Milken Foundations, serving as the National Executive Director of the University Community Outreach Program.
In 1997, Hoffstein was honored with the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Rolex Achievement Award – awarded to a past participant in varsity collegiate tennis in recognition of outstanding career achievements and contributions to society. She also received the University of Pennsylvania Krieger Lifetime Achievement Award. Most recently Hoffstein has been inducted in 2012 to the Philadelphia Jewish Sports Hall of Fame.
In 2006, Hoffstein founded The Katie At The Bat Team – A Nonprofit Helping Kids Hit Home Runs In Life. Katie At The Bat continues to introduce inner-city children throughout Philadelphia to the joys, disciplines and rewards of athletics. She authored Katie At The Bat integrating the book’s “believe in yourself” message throughout the community programs.
Hoffstein is proud to be a founding board member of the lauded Friere Charter Schools, where she continues to serve and contribute.
Hoffstein enjoys competing locally, regionally and nationally in the senior tennis circuits. In 2011 she was ranked #12 nationally in Women’s 45 doubles and #19 in Husband and Wife Combined 100’s. She is most proud of her three wonderful children Brian, JJ and Hillary.