Paul Fracassi was born, raised and currently resides in the Belmont section of the Bronx. He joined the board of the Belmont Arthur Avenue Local Development Corporation in 2011 after 38 years of community service.
In 1971, Paul received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Long Island University and was employed by the New York City Youth Board Research Institute in 1972. At that time, Paul was also assigned to the Italian American Alliance for Education as a youth worker under the directorship of the former executive director of the Council of Belmont Organizations (COBO), Joseph Zinzi. During his time as a youth worker, Paul performed a multitude of recreational and educational agendas such as writer workshops, photography classes and arts and crafts programs. In addition, he researched, developed and worked on grants and contracts, all of which assisted in funding youth and senior programs for the state and/or city of New York.
In 1986, Paul was promoted to Executive Director of the Italian American Alliance for Education and in 2000 was appointed as Director of the Mount Carmel Senior Center. He served successfully for 10 years until retirement.