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  • CEO Eric Weingartner will leave in the spring
  • Organizations will unify their CEO and Executive Director positions, recruit a new CEO

New York, NY, January 11, 2020 – The Door and Broome Street Academy announced today that CEO Eric Weingartner will leave at the end of March, and that the organizations will combine his role and The Door’s Executive Director role into a single position – CEO of The Door and Broome Street Academy.

The announcement comes after The Door and University Settlement ended their legal partnership of twenty years, setting The Door and Broome Street Academy on an independent path. The organizations also announced that they have retained Sandler Search to assist The Door’s Board of Directors in recruiting a new leader.

“Eric has been a superb leader for our organizations, and we are very grateful for his work over the last five years, which has included helping The Door realize substantial programmatic growth, providing steady leadership through the COVID crisis, and helping drive a transformed vision for our governance,” said Marc DeBevoise, President of The Door’s Board of Directors. “It’s an incredibly critical time for young people, as the city begins to recover from a year of crisis, and The Door’s solid foundation, high-performing teams and board, and strong vision for growth position us to continue to do great things with the youth of New York.”

“Eric led a significant revitalization of Broome Street Academy, including by meaningfully strengthening its partnership with The Door, and we also thank him for his many contributions,” added David Zurndorfer, President of Broome Street Academy’s Board of Directors.

Weingartner, who has dedicated his career in non-profit management to fighting poverty and promoting youth development, will begin a new role in April. He will also continue to work with The Door in an ongoing advisory capacity.

“It’s been a unique privilege to lead The Door and Broome Street Academy, where our powerful, gracious, courageous community of staff and young people are a daily inspiration.” Weingartner said. “The Door is one of the most important youth services organizations in the country, and its peerless model is one-of-a-kind. When I think about what New York City needs most as it recovers from the pandemic, it is The Door – and that’s why I’m confident its best days are ahead.”

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About The Door and Broome Street Academy

The Door is an unparalleled model for youth development, offering a comprehensive range of integrated services within a single site for nearly 11,000 New York City youth annually. At The Door, youth can access health care and education, mental health counseling and crisis assistance, legal assistance, high school equivalency and college preparation services, career development, housing supports, arts, sports and recreational activities, and nutritious meals – all for free and under one roof.

Broome Street Academy (BSA) is a tuition-free public charter high school in New York City, partnered with The Door, where students are centered, supported, and cared for so they can become well-rounded citizens and reach their highest post-secondary aspirations. Learn more at door.org and broomestreetacademy.org