Nancy Martira, Communications Manager
Ona Porter, Founder & CEO of Prosperity Works, announces her retirement from the Albuquerque-based organization in late 2019. Porter founded the statewide nonprofit organization in 2000.
“Understanding that poverty is a policy failure rather than the set of character flaws that are commonly assigned to the poor, Prosperity Works has proven that opportunity and social justice are what is needed for people to thrive. Addressing systemic barriers that prevent people from living a life of dignity while providing access to economic inclusion have been hallmarks of our work, and will continue to be so,” Ona said in her retirement announcement. “I am very proud of what we have accomplished with our partners across the state during my tenure.”
The Prosperity Works Board of Directors is handling the search for the new CEO who will lead Prosperity Works into its third decade of service. The Board has engaged an external executive search consultant to ensure that the search will be appropriately comprehensive and inclusive.
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