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Dallas Afterschool appoints new CEO

Written by Mindia Whittier

The leader was chosen from within the agency following a national search.

A new CEO joined Dallas Afterschool on May 1.

Marjorie Murat, who has served as the organization’s Vice President of Program Services for the past two years, succeeds Christina K. Hanger as the organization’s next CEO.

Dallas Afterschool is a a nonprofit known for leveling the playing field for children of all races and economic backgrounds by ensuring access to safe, high
quality Out-of-School Time programming.

“After months of a rigorous national search, we found the best candidate from within the agency,” Bill Morrison, Board Chair of the fifteen-year-old nonprofit said. “Building on her proven leadership during her tenure as Vice President of Program Services as well as her vast experience within the community, our Board unanimously agreed that Marjorie Murat should serve as the next CEO of
Dallas Afterschool.”

Murat has over 25 years of experience serving the Dallas Community.

“The work we do at Dallas Afterschool is transformational. I’m excited to lead the next chapter of our history and build upon all the great work of the past 15 years,” said Murat. “I feel like I’ve come full circle. As a Dallas Afterschool partner, board member, and organizational leader, I feel I have a unique understanding of our work and its impact on students, families, and the Out-of-School Time sector. I look forward to working to create a new future for Dallas Afterschool while continuing our work to level the playing field for students in Dallas.“

Dallas Afterschool supports the Out-of-School Time (OST) sector. The agency provides vital support, training, and resources to providers and staff, and helps parents find afterschool programs that meet their needs.

“Dallas Afterschool plays such a critical role in the education and youth development sector in our community,” said Susan Hoff, Chief Strategy & Impact Officer of the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas. “I am absolutely thrilled to learn that Marjorie Murat, a longtime advocate and leader in this field, is taking on this critical role. Her leadership and support of the Out-of-School Time ecosystem in Dallas is vital to those that need it the most, and I expect her leadership will result in an even greater impact for our kids, families, and youth serving organizations.”

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