Zone 126 Appoints Anthony Lopez as New Executive Director

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                             Contact: Symphony Chau, Zone 126

August 1, 2016                                                               

NEW YORK, NY – Zone 126 (a sponsored project of the Fund for the City of New York), a nonprofit organization driving community transformation for children and families in Astoria and Long Island City’s concentrated pockets of poverty, has appointed Anthony Lopez as the Executive Director. He will assume his role on August 1, 2016.

Tony is a seasoned community advocate, accomplished non-profit leader, and youth development professional. As the first Executive Director for NYC’s I Have A Dream Foundation, he played a key role in growing the organization to a national level. He has served as a collaborator, thought partner, and facilitator to numerous policy makers and elected officials on school reform issues related to Career and Technical Education, Charter Schools, and the K-12 educational pipeline. In 2007, he founded the Aprendes Foundation to support community-based solutions in education and youth development .

“It is with tremendous enthusiasm that I welcome Anthony Lopez into the Zone 126 family as its new Executive Director,” says Lynn Grossman, Zone 126 Board Chair. “Tony’s life’s work has been dedicated to empowering youth and families in NYC. He is an accomplished and respected leader and visionary with demonstrated success in developing and implementing strategies for social change and improving the life of our youth growing up in under resourced communities.”

“I am honored to have the opportunity to make a contribution to the work of Zone 126 and equally humbled to serve the children and families who live within the Zone,” says Mr. Lopez.

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