C Warren Moses, Retired CEO
C. Warren Moses served as chief executive officer of The Children’s Aid Society from October 2005 until October 2009. He joined the agency in 1969, and prior to his appointment had been executive director of the agency, one of the nation’s largest non-profit, non-sectarian children’s services providers.
As CEO, Mr. Moses expanded Children’s Aid’s extensive after-school programming as well as its critical programming for youth, including Children’s Aid’s innovative juvenile justice programming for formerly incarcerated youth and PINS (Persons in Need of Supervision) court-diversion programs. He also initiated the creation and expansion of Children’s Aid’s Next Generation teen center in the South Bronx, which now serves hundreds of disconnected youth and community teens.
Mr. Moses made the health of all children and families connected with Children’s Aid a top priority; he encouraged the development of new programs that help prevent obesity through greater fitness, improved nutrition and nutrition education, and created a new department to encompass all the new programming. While CEO, Mr. Moses created the “Business of Giving” column for Minyanville.com, a leading financial news and infotainment website. Mr. Moses serves on the Board of the Human Services Council; he is also co-chair of the New York State Commission on Disconnected Youth, part of the Governor’s Children’s Cabinet. Mr. Moses served as president of the board of the Campbell Devon Foundation and served on the board of the United Charities Corporation until his retirement in October 2009.
Mr. Moses held a series of progressively more responsible positions after joining Children’s Aid in 1969 as Director of Teen Programs at the agency’s Rhinelander Center in Yorkville, Manhattan, including executive director (2002), associate executive director (2000) and chief of operations (2000). He has had a major impact on programming at The Children’s Aid Society, as well as on its physical sites (which he upgraded and rehabilitated). He was the principal architect of Children’s Aid’s community school strategy, which in New York is based on a partnership with the Department of Education. In 1992, Children’s Aid’s first public community school (I.S.218) opened in Washington Heights; there are currently 20 New York City public community schools in Manhattan, the Bronx and Staten Island.
Thousands of schools across the United States and around the world have adapted this school model, which addresses the health, social and academic needs of the whole child. He also played a significant role in the development of Children’s Aid’s adolescent pregnancy prevention program with Dr. Michael Carrera. Mr. Moses has received numerous awards during his career. He received the Leadership Award from the Coalition for Community Schools in 2005.
From the Trustees and Staff of The Children’s Aid Society he received a Commemoration of 38 Years of Service in 2006, the Foster Parent Award in Recognition of 40 Years of Service on Behalf of Children & Families in 2009 and the Charles Loring Brace Award (the agency’s highest honor) in 2009. From the Latino Social Work Task Force he received its Leadership Award in 2006 and then its Corporate Leadership Award in 2009. He was given the Ellis Island Medal of Honor in 2007. In 2009, he received the Ercilia Pepin Parent Leadership Award, the Human Services Council’s 14th Annual Leadership Award and recognition from The New York Urban League for his service on the Historically Black Colleges and Universities Fair Planning Committee.
Most recently, he received the Chauncey Alexander Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Network for Social Work Managers in the spring of 2010 and the Leaders Making a Difference recognition from the University of Connecticut Social Work Alumni in 2010. Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Moses attended Springfield College in Massachusetts and earned his master’s degree at the University of Connecticut Schoolof Social Work.
He spent his early working years with the YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh and prior to joining The Children’s Aid Society, worked in residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children and at Berkshire Farm for Boys, which treats juvenile delinquents. He also worked as the Director of Teen Programming at the Lenox Hill Neighborhood Association in Manhattan. He and his wife, Dolores, have four sons and 12 grandchildren and live in Upper Saddle River, New Jersey.