Marcela Betancur: 19 to Watch in 2019
Monday, January 07, 2019
Betancur, a Central Falls native, most recently worked as an executive adviser for strategy and development for the Providence Housing Authority, as a policy and program consultant for the Central Falls School District and as a research and report consultant for the Economic Progress Institute.
"I think the first step is what we want to take — and by I say we not only myself but the Advisory Board and the university — is to really look at our strategic plan and our mission and our vision as to what is needed in the community, and we want to get their hopefully by not only having partners at the table, but most importantly having community members," said Betancur. "Many times policy and research organizations, we speak for people rather than having those people at the table, so I’m really looking forward to having conversations with individuals in our community of how the policy institute and better reflect your needs."
Betancur, who lives in North Providence, serves as vice president of the Rhode Island Latino Political Action Committee & Civic Fund, and she is national program committee alumni chair for the New Leaders Council. Previously, she has worked as a policy associate for the American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island, and as director of homeownership and asset building for NeighborWorks Blackstone River Valley.
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