New director named at Williamsburg nonprofit

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WILLIAMSBURG -

A new face has taken over as executive director of Southside United HDFC, or "Los Sures," in Williamsburg.

The nonprofit was searching for a replacement since May and ended up turning to Juan Ramos, a Bedford-Stuyvesant man who was already active in the community.

Ramos' four children live in Williamsburg and he has for years helped that neighborhood, in addition to Bed-Stuy and Bushwick.

"I think what I bring to the table is basically someone who believes in giving voice to those who don't have a voice," he says.

Ramos served on the board of directors for Los Sures since 2012. When it needed a new executive director, the other members asked him to apply.

The nonprofit has a host of social services that include a food pantry, tenant advocacy programs and senior housing.

Ramos officially takes his post Oct. 1.

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