With Great Sadness
It was with great sadness that NKCDC witnessed the passing of our Executive Director, Felix M. Torres-Colon, on Wednesday, February 5, 2020, after a brief illness.
Felix’s many family members, friends, co-workers, and board were devastated by the sudden loss.
A Veteran Leader
1958 – 2020
Torres-Colon was a veteran leader in the community development field with decades of real estate development experience at NeighborWorks America organizations. He began at NKCDC in March 2017, quickly investing in culture-shaping initiatives around race and equity, trauma-informed community development, and sustainable business practices. In his tenure, NKCDC completed an office move, hired a third more staff, began a new affordable housing development, and received new funding from sources like the U.S. Department of Justice, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and the Kresge Foundation.
Torres-Colon is survived by his wife, mother, siblings and a pack of dogs and cats who he lovingly fostered.