WHEDco President Receives National Award for Transformative Work in South Bronx

Jan 18, 2021
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At WHEDco, we are proud to announce that our President, Nancy Biberman, has been honored with a prestigious national award for her transformative work in the South Bronx community. This recognition is a testament to the dedication, passion, and expertise she has brought to the organization and the positive impact she has made on the lives of individuals and families in the area.


For more than three decades, Nancy Biberman has been a champion for community development, affordable housing, and economic empowerment in New York City and beyond. As the President of WHEDco, she has spearheaded numerous initiatives aimed at revitalizing distressed neighborhoods and creating opportunities for the most vulnerable populations. Her visionary leadership has been instrumental in transforming the South Bronx into a thriving community characterized by sustainable development, vibrant culture, and empowered residents.

Transformative Work in the South Bronx

Nancy Biberman's transformative work in the South Bronx has had far-reaching effects on the community and serves as a model for sustainable urban development. Under her guidance, WHEDco has implemented a wide range of programs and projects that address critical issues such as affordable housing, education, healthcare, and economic development.

Affordable Housing Initiatives

Recognizing the urgent need for safe and affordable housing in the South Bronx, Nancy Biberman and WHEDco have been at the forefront of developing innovative housing solutions. Through partnerships with government agencies, philanthropic organizations, and private investors, they have successfully created and renovated numerous affordable housing units, providing families with stable homes and fostering community stability.

Educational Programs

Education is a cornerstone of Nancy Biberman's vision for community empowerment. WHEDco has established a comprehensive range of educational programs that ensure children and adults have access to quality learning opportunities. These programs, which include early childhood education, after-school programs, vocational training, and adult literacy courses, are designed to empower individuals with the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in an ever-changing world.

Healthcare Initiatives

Recognizing the significant disparities in healthcare access and outcomes, Nancy Biberman has prioritized improving healthcare services in the South Bronx. WHEDco has collaborated with healthcare providers, community organizations, and policymakers to increase access to primary care, mental health services, and preventive care. These initiatives aim to address the unique healthcare needs of the community and improve overall well-being.

Economic Development Programs

Nancy Biberman understands that sustainable community development requires robust economic opportunities. WHEDco has implemented a variety of economic development programs that support local entrepreneurship, job creation, and business growth. By providing resources, training, and financial assistance to aspiring entrepreneurs and existing businesses, WHEDco is helping to stimulate economic growth and reduce poverty in the South Bronx.

Recognition and Impact

The transformative work of Nancy Biberman and WHEDco has garnered widespread recognition and has had a lasting impact on the South Bronx community. Nancy's dedication and expertise have earned her numerous awards and accolades, including the recently received prestigious national award.

Through her leadership, WHEDco has transformed the lives of thousands of individuals and families, offering hope, stability, and opportunities for personal and economic growth. The South Bronx is no longer a community defined by challenges; it is now a place of resilience, progress, and vibrant potential.


The recognition of Nancy Biberman's transformative work in the South Bronx is a testament to the power of dedicated individuals and organizations to create meaningful change. At WHEDco, we remain committed to building upon this legacy and continuing to drive positive transformation in the South Bronx and beyond.

Jay Wilder
👏 Amazing achievement!
Oct 7, 2023