For the Second Time in a Year, FaithAction is Looking for a New Executive Director | Local

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GREENSBORO – FaithAction International House is once again seeking an Executive Director.

This is the second time in a year – after Eniris Riddick, hired in February, accepted a job with the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation as one of two program officers overseeing the social justice area and economics of the organization. She beat out a field of 125 applicants for positions with the Winston-Salem-based foundation.

Riddick has previously worked for a number of nonprofit organizations, including Catholic Charities and Family Services Inc.

She served as interim executive director of FaithAction in 2021 following the departure of David Fraccaro.

The award-winning organization focuses on service, awareness and advocacy.

“We were very happy to have her with us for as long as we did and we’re sad to see her go,” said Adriana Adams, who chairs the organization. plank.

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In a press release from the foundation, Riddick says she wants to help the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation achieve its goals.

“The Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation is a pillar of the community, an organization that embraces change and continues to learn and adapt to the emerging needs of North Carolina,” Riddick said. “I’m excited to start working to continue advancing their mission.”

Adams said the agency’s board will meet later this month to discuss the search for a new executive director, but their outreach is ongoing.

“I really have faith in our amazing staff,” Adams said.

At FaithAction, Riddick helped write successful much-needed grants as she worked to advance the group’s mission of supporting immigrants, among other things.

FaithAction has long been celebrated on the national stage for its support and problem solving for the diverse immigrant community. The 26-year-old agency won a share of a $1 million international award in 2019 for its innovative and thoughtful approach to providing immigrants, homeless people and others with a form of identification recognized by agencies – populations who generally lack the necessary documents to obtain traditional identity documents. The idea has been replicated in other communities and states.

FaithAction’s mission has taken on heightened urgency during the coronavirus pandemic. The agency received $200,000 in emergency funds that were used to help 2,000 local immigrants and refugees out of work or experiencing other pandemic-related hardships.

Many were ineligible for federal stimulus checks meant to provide financial relief.

Contact Nancy McLaughlin at 336-373-7049 and follow @nmclaughlinNR on Twitter.

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