Executive Director – North West Bronx Community Clergy Coalition
Community Board 7 Resident
Before taking over as the Executive Director of the North West Bronx Community Clergy Coalition, Sandra had been the Director of the Dorothy Day Center for Service and Justice (formerly Community Service Program) since 1998 working to shift the focus of our programming and resources from charity to justice. During her tenure there, she oversaw the expansion of the CSJ from one to four full‐time staff members, the creation of the Service‐Learning Program, and the addition of the Lincoln Center office. Prior to holding this position she lived and worked in Newark, NJ running the after‐school program and senior center at the Ironbound Girls and Boys Club. She has volunteered with organizations in the Bronx and abroad in India, Jamaica and Ecuador, working with groups such as Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity. She graduated from Fordham College with a degree in Urban Studies, and holds an MSW from Fordham’s Graduate School of Social Service.
Sandra sits on the Board of Directors of Unitas Therapeutic Community and the Advisory Board of National Student Partnerships. A first generation immigrant from Portugal, Sandra is committed to working for peace and justice in our world and helping form change agents of our students.