School in the Square (S2) engages, educates and empowers adolescents in Washington Heights to respond mindfully and creatively to life’s opportunities and challenges. S2 draws its name from the concept of the public square, where communities come together to solve problems and celebrate successes. We envision S2 as a place where students, families and educators are seen, heard and inspired, and where students build the academic foundations, emotional intelligence and leadership skills necessary to excel in college and professional life. In line with our commitment to equity and diversity, S2 is dedicated to serving all students by providing a differentiated and inclusive learning environment.
Ms. Rosemarie Cruz
Rosemarie brings nearly 15 years of experience in communications and brand marketing to School in the Square. Rose began her career in the corporate sector before entering the nonprofit realm and moving to Philadelphia, PA where she began her work uplifting the Latino community at Congreso de Latinos Unidos.
She later joined Concilio (Council for Spanish Speaking Organizations, Inc.), where she planned the Latino Arts & Cultural Festival, the Hispanic Fiesta at Penn’s Landing, and the Puerto Rican Parade for several years. Prior to moving back to NYC, Rose also worked for the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, serving as Project Manager for the Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts.
Born and raised in NYC, Rose grew up just two blocks from Dos Amigos Elementary and shares a passion for providing the best education possible to the students of Washington Heights and Inwood. She is committed to serving our students and our families, and to helping School in the Square be the best it can be.
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