New Canaan native named CEO of Harlem after-school nonprofit

New Canaan native named CEO of Harlem after-school nonprofit
Monday, January 28, 2013

By New Canaan Advertiser on January 28, 2013 in Business, Latest News, Lead News, People, Schools · 0 Comments

Ruth Rathblott, a New Canaan native, was appointed CEO of the Harlem Educational Activities Fund (HEAF), an after school nonprofit in Harlem that helps 100% of its students graduate high school and 98% enroll in college; nearly 95% graduate college. At HEAF, her charge is to expand the organization’s reach and further its mission to help low-income students enter and graduate college.

Rathblott has nearly two decades of nonprofit experience. She is a former senior executive with Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City, where for 15 years she played a central role in its expansion. There she held a series of progressively responsible positions, ultimately serving as associate executive director where she managed a $10 million annual budget and oversaw six major agency departments and corresponding board committees, ranging from finance to operations. She holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Goucher College and a master’s degree in social work from Boston University.

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