Just Conversations: Dean Kelly Brown Douglas speaks with Sheena Wright, President and CEO of United Way of New York City (UWNYC).
Please join us for the new EDS at Union’s Facebook Live series Just Conversations with Kelly Brown Douglas. In this upcoming series of interviews, Dean Douglas will explore the racialized inequities intrinsic to our nation and our collective responsibility to create a more just future.
The first woman to lead UWNYC in its nearly 80-year history, Wright took the reins the day Hurricane Sandy hit in 2012. She met that challenge, raising $11 million in disaster relief. In her tenure as President and CEO, Sheena has lead a transformation of the organization—actualizing a Collective Impact strategy, and refocusing UWNYC’s support of low-income New Yorkers towards self-sufficiency. In 2013, Wright spearheaded ReadNYC, the flagship initiative of UWNYC to strengthen families and improve grade-level reading by third grade in our City’s most challenged communities.
Watch the conversation by visiting the EDS at Union Facebook Page at that date and time!