July 21, 2017
 
Room to Grow Names Robyn Carter as Its Executive Director

Robyn Carter
July 21, 2012 — Room to Grow, a Boston nonprofit that aims to enrich the lives of babies born into poverty, announced that it has appointed Robyn Carter as executive director, succeeding Saskia Epstein, who was promoted to chief executive officer.

The appointments follow the transition of the organization’s national headquarters from New York City to Boston. In addition to the two sites, Room to Grow plans to expand nationally to additional cities in the coming years.

According to Room to Grow, “Robyn's extensive experience in early childhood, social work, and program management will ensure Room to Grow is able to consistently deliver high-quality, innovative services to vulnerable families.”

With a staff of nine, she will lead the organization's local expansion, with plans to nearly double the program's capacity.

"We aim to promote high-quality services to low-income children and families to level the playing field towards achieving future success. It is my vision that all babies will have an opportunity for a good start in life," said Carter.

Previously, Carter served as vice president of programs at United South End Settlements in Boston. Earlier, she was network director for parents and children's services at The Home for Little Wanderers and director of clinical services at Parents & Children's Services.

Room to Grow was founded in 1998 by Julie Burns in a 500-square foot storefront space in New York’s East Harlem neighborhood. The Boston location, opened in 2004, occupies a 2,100 square-foot space in the Back Bay neighborhood and serves 200 children and their families who make 800 visits each year.

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