After being saved from near-closure by an emergency $20,000 grant last fall, Capitol Hill-based Peace for the Streets by Kids from the Streets has announced a new executive director to replace co-founder Elaine Simons who lead the organization for nearly two decades:
The board, staff and participants of PSKS (Peace for the Streets by Kids from the Streets) are pleased to introduce Susan Fox in her new role as Executive Director. Susan brings passion, commitment, vision, and experience to provide leadership for this Capitol Hill non-profit agency as it moves into its 19th year of providing grassroots solutions to the needs of homeless youth and young adults.
Susan Fox has walked in the shoes of those who have experienced addictions, domestic violence, mental illness and near homelessness. Her passion is to ensure marginalized individuals are not only not forgotten but are raised to the highest level of respect that all human beings deserve.
Board President Andrea Vitalich says “Susan’s enthusiasm for this work is infectious, and her commitment to making our community a better place for homeless and at-risk youth and young adults is undeniable.”
For over twenty years, Susan Fox has honed her leadership skills in community engagement, development, administration, and communications. Susan has a wealth of experience uncovering the talents of people who have been marginalized, including more than seven years as the executive director of Jubilee Women’s Center on Capitol Hill.
Real Change wrote more here about changes at PSKS in the wake of the financial problems.