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Maritza Arroyo


Maritza Arroyo
Assistant Commissioner

Office of Public, Private, and Strategic Partnerships
NYC Department for the Aging

Maritza Arroyo was appointed as Assistant Commissioner to the New York City Department for the Aging (DFTA) in October 2019. Ms. Arroyo has more than 20 years of experience and leadership in the nonprofit, private, and public sectors, building comprehensive initiatives to raise equity for children and families

Prior to joining DFTA, Ms. Arroyo provided consulting services, was Vice President of Education at United Way of New York City where she led the educational practice and policy on student success in high poverty schools, was the Executive Director of the Promise neighborhood grantee Zone 126 where she led a Cradle to Career strategy, providing comprehensive resources for children, youth, families, and older adults in Astoria and Long Island Cities, and was the Executive Director of the national organization BELL Excel – previously Building Educated Leaders for Life – where she led high-quality after-school and evidence-based summer programs.

Ms. Arroyo is a graduate of Hofstra University and received an Executive Leadership certificate from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. In 2014, she was selected to the inaugural cohort of the Presidio Institute/White House Cross Sector Fellowship, In 2015 she was selected as a Ricardo Salinas Scholar at the Aspen Institute and in 2016 appointed to the NYC Children’s cabinet Advisory Board. She is a former Board Member of the Community Educational Council District #30 and is currently a Board Member of the Girls Scouts of Nassau County.

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