March 11, 2024: Meet & Greet with Lucria Ortiz, CEO of OppNet

• 3 Minutes

The Fund for the City of New York is thrilled to invite you to a special Meet & Greet event featuring Lucria Ortiz, the dynamic new President & CEO of The Opportunity Network (OppNet). 

About Lucria Ortiz

Lucria Ortiz is a visionary leader whose career spans over 20 years across non-profit, government, and legal sectors. She is known for her strategic approach to organizational innovation and growth, especially in programs addressing poverty, criminal justice, youth development, and workforce development. Prior to OppNet Lucria worked a decade in the YMCA serving various communities in New York and New Jersey. As the former CEO of the Yonkers Family YMCA, she secured significant funding for programming and facility renovation, showcasing her exceptional fundraising capabilities and her commitment to community empowerment.

As a steadfast advocate for marginalized communities, Lucria has dedicated her career to fostering equity and inclusion. Her work extends beyond organizational leadership to training and coaching on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) strategies, making her a sought-after speaker and workshop facilitator. With Lucria at the helm, OppNet is poised to expand its impactful mission of providing underrepresented students with pathways to college and career success.

About The Opportunity Network

Founded in 2003, The Opportunity Network aims to close the opportunity gap for underrepresented students. Through its comprehensive programs, OppNet supports young people on their journeys to and through college and into thriving careers. The organization envisions a nation where all young people can freely create their path to success, powered by vibrant communities and networks in pursuit of social justice and educational equity.

Event Details

Date: March 11

Time: 6:00 PM

Location: Fund for the City

This Meet & Greet is your chance to connect with Lucria Ortiz and learn about her vision for OppNet’s future. It’s an opportunity to engage with a leader who has devoted her life to creating meaningful change and to see how you can be part of this transformative journey.

Join us to celebrate Lucria’s leadership and to support The Opportunity Network’s mission of igniting the drive, curiosity, and agency of underrepresented students. Your presence will contribute to a dialogue that shapes the future of educational equity and career access for youth across the nation.



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