February 13, 2015 / Press Releases / Posted by: Elise Hanks

Leadership Transition Announced at Grand St. Settlement

NEW YORK, NY Margarita Rosa, Executive Director of Grand St. Settlement since May 15, 1995, has announced that she will step down from that position to continue her work in the field of social justice advocacy. She will join the National Center for Law and Economic Justice as Executive Director.

In an email to agency staff announcing her departure, Rosa said, “Grand St. Settlement is a strong and vibrant organization with a solid leadership team and a committed Board of Directors. I feel pride and pleasure in having had the opportunity to serve as the leader of a diverse group of talented and committed professionals for the past twenty years.”

“Margarita has led our organization with intelligence, effectiveness, and heart for nearly 20 years – one-fifth of the Settlement’s entire existence. Her commitment to serving low-income families is unparalleled,” says Board President Sylvia M. Montero. “With our hundredth anniversary coming up in 2016, we are especially grateful for her leadership and her service, and we look forward to the opportunity to acknowledge that as part of our year-long Centennial celebration.”

Margarita Rosa has helped Grand St. Settlement in its evolution as it continues to support new generations and communities through expansion of the agency’s visibility with the addition of service sites and branding; retention and expansion of traditional funding streams; and cultivation of a new generation of supporters. She has been instrumental in forging the organization’s role in the upcoming development of Essex Crossing, positioning Grand St. Settlement for significant capital and programmatic growth once construction is completed. The Grand St. Settlement family will miss Margarita Rosa. We thank her for her many years of devoted service, and wish her success and happiness in all her future endeavors.

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