ABDUS-SALAAM--Sheila. The board and staff of WHEDco are shocked and saddened at the untimely death of our founding Board Chair, colleague and friend, Hon. Sheila Abdus-Salaam. Sheila's keen intellect was rooted in her compassion and unwavering belief in the power of justice. A shining example of these qualities for which Sheila will always be remembered is her commitment to WHEDco when it was a start-up Bronx nonprofit, little more than an idea. During her 16 years of leadership, Sheila set standards of integrity and excellence that guide us to this day. Words cannot convey how deeply we will miss her.
Published in New York Times on Apr. 18, 2017.