By Beth Treffeisen
The Fenway Community Center is saying farewell to its founding Executive Director Daniella Torres.
Torres will be leaving the role after four plus years of service that included leading the community efforts that launched the Center to overseeing its operations.
“After careful consideration and discussion with the board, I have decided to resign and pursue new opportunities,” wrote Torres in a statement. “The Center is in a pivotal stage right now, and as we steer towards long-term financial stability, we’ll continue to change and grow.”
She continued, “I am deeply grateful for the four plus years I have worked on this project. It has been a true honor to work alongside the board.”
Torres has overseen 675 programs within the two years of operation, and has worked to create a robust membership base.
“The community is alive and well in the Fenway,” said Torres in a statement. “Friendships have been formed, weddings and fundraisers celebrated. The Center will continue to be a place where neighbors come together.”
Torres is actively seeking new job opportunities, ideally in the Fenway, and will continue to be involved in the community.
The Board of Directors in a statement expressed their gratitude and sincere appreciation to Torres for her work.
“Daniella has worked tirelessly to ensure that the Fenway has the community center it deserves,” wrote the Fenway Community Center board of directors. “The center will be working to continue Daniella’s legacy of developing a community space that offers diverse programs and builds strong community partnerships.
“As Daniella is fond of saying, there are many great neighborhoods, but there is only one Fenway. We thank Daniella and wish her the best in her new pursuits.”
The Fenway Community Center is located at 1282 Boylston St., and is an independent 501c nonprofit (pending/anticipated approval). In addition to being a neighborhood-gathering place, the Fenway Community Center provides programming for all ages in arts, wellness, enrichment and civic engagement.