At the end of last month, we marked Eloise Russo’s departure from City Kids after 10 years of service to the organization. Our programs, staff and systems thrived under her guidance and we are so grateful for the clear vision, charismatic leadership and ability to sustain and grow City Kids over the course of the last decade. Eloise, you truly made a difference in the lives of hundreds of DC youth. We will miss you!
As we look to the future and our 25th year, we are so excited to be under the new leadership of Sarah Cryder, former Deputy Director of City Kids. After three years with the organization, Sarah has now assumed the role of Executive Director. The CK youth, staff and board deeply trusts Sarah’s organizational management, financial, and system building skills as she has played a significant role in guiding us through the last several months, some of the most challenging in the organization’s history. Sarah possesses an impressive strategic approach to her work, is loved by the team, and is a proven leader excited to take City Kids into its 25th year and beyond.
Prior to joining City Kids, Sarah worked with local and national charter and district schools, foundations, entrepreneurs, and nonprofit service providers with a mission focused on improving education and life outcomes for underserved children. Sarah previously consulted with the D.C. Public School system to implement evidence-based mental health intervention pilot programs, research successful national pilot interventions, and evaluate program outcomes through data-driven metrics. Sarah holds a Master of Public Policy from Georgetown University and a Bachelor’s degree from Boston College.
Please join us in congratulating Sarah on her new role at City Kids. Sarah, we are so excited to have your love of this organization, excitement for its future and business approach to its success guiding us towards the infinite possibilities of the next 25 years!