Orose appointed executive director of Words Alive
Rachael Silbar-Voorhees Orose ’09 MPA has been
named the executive director of Words Alive, a children’s literacy nonprofit in
In her new position, Orose will help Words
Alive fulfill its mission to expand opportunities for reading among at-risk
populations, while also expanding the community of supporters and volunteers
involved with their programming. Founded in 1999, Words Alive has developed
both adolescent book groups with curricula targeted for at-risk teens and
helped preschoolers from low-income households develop stronger literary
skills. The organization serves more than 5,500 students every month and has
expanded programs into 215 classrooms, and recently launched a scholarship
program to help teens pursue higher education.
Before joining Words Alive, Orose was the vice
president of network and business development for the Molina Foundation and a
manager for corporate strategy at the American Red Cross. Altogether, Orose has
more than two decades of experience as a leader within the nonprofit sector.
She also volunteers for Clubfoot CARES and is a board member of the San Diego
Council on Literacy.
You can read more about Orose’s new position in this