Maritza Arroyo (Queens, New York, is Executive Director for Zone 126, a nonprofit organization in Astoria/Long Island City, Queens, New York. Zone 126 is a Cradle to Career project using a Collective Impact framework to drive community transformation. She brings more than 20 years of experience in leading teams in diverse sectors, both for profit and nonprofit, including retail, residential interior design, and education services. The past eleven years have been dedicated to education reform, where Ms. Arroyo has found her calling. At Zone 126, during the last two years, Ms. Arroyo has leveraged her experience and proven track record in leading organizational restructuring to define Zone 126’s role as a backbone organization, create the strategic roadmap to scaling its cradle to career pipeline of intervention programs and services, and implement an evidence-based results framework which outlines how each intervention works together to yield large social change, through cross sector coordination. A graduate of Hofstra University, Ms. Arroyo attended the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business where she completed a Certificate in Executive Management Leadership. In 2011, she was selected as an emerging nonprofit leader at the Social Impact Exchange. Ms. Arroyo was selected in 2014 as a Presidio Institute Cross Sector Leadership Fellows. As a parent of a child attending a NYC DOE District #30 school, Ms. Arroyo was voted as a board member of Community District Education Council #30 in 2014. (Attended The Aspen Seminar on Leadership, Values and the Good Society)
2015 Ricardo Salinas Scholar, Ricardo Salinas Scholarship
Maritza Arroyo (Queens, New York, is Executive Director for Zone 126, a nonprofit organization in Astoria/Long Island City, Queens, New York.