In addition to North Texas school superintendents, area non-profits are suffering a nasty case of leadership retirements. The latest to announce her pending retirement is Dallas Afterschool CEO Christina K. Hanger after eight years of “transforming the backbone of the organization into an industry leader in the Dallas non-profit sector.”
In response to the news, Dallas Afterschool Co-Founder Janet Mockovciak said, “Over the past eight years Christina has been the ideal CEO, making tremendous strides in the quest to achieve our mission. These contributions and accomplishments have also been acknowledged by other community leaders, recognizing her as Non-Profit CEO of the Year in 2018. As a founder, I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to work with her. She is leaving a strong organization ready for its next chapter.”
Regarding her plans for the future, Christina isn’t straying too far from the organization. “I’m a big fan of the work we do here. I’m coming full circle, having been connected to Dallas Afterschool as a volunteer long before I was CEO. I look forward to continuing to support the agency and mission as a volunteer and a donor.”
She will also continue her role as a Dallas SVP Partner and trustee of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.
As a search is undertaken for Christina’s successor, Dallas Afterschool Board Chair Bill Morrison said, “Christina’s extraordinary leadership has positioned Dallas Afterschool for continued innovation and growth. We’re grateful to Christina for eight years of outstanding service. She will always be an important member of the Dallas Afterschool family.”
Most recently during Christina’s tenure, the agency implemented strategic priorities this past year that will guide its work over the next two years.
Christina summed up her time as CEO saying, “Leading Dallas Afterschool has been the greatest job I could have imagined. I’m extremely proud of how the agency has grown and expanded our mission into advocating for afterschool access for families, expanding our afterschool partnerships, and developing programs to build and strengthen the workforce for Out-of-School Time.“
If you want to congratulate Christina on her days as CEO, you’ll have the opportunity to do just that at Dallas Afterschool’s “Recess” fundraiser on Friday, March 25, at The Empire Room.
The mission of Dallas Afterschool, which was established in 2007, is “to level the playing first for children of all races and economic backgrounds by informing community stakeholders, supporting afterschool and summer program and their staff members, and coordinating community resources.”
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