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Frank Ridzi

Central New York Community Foundation and Le Moyne College
Vice President Community Investment / Assoc Prof
Syracuse, NY - United States
Frank Ridzi, PhD, MPA, is Vice President for Community Investment at the Central New York Community Foundation, Associate Professor of Sociology at Le Moyne College and President of the Board of Directors for the Community Indicators Consortium. Frank has helped to launch and lead community initiatives in areas such as increasing community literacy, reducing lead poisoning and addressing poverty and economic inclusion. He has been involved in launching Community Indicators efforts and has conducted research and written in the areas of collective impact, sociology of work, social policy and student affairs. His writings have appeared in such places as the Foundation Review, the Journal of Applied Social Sciences, the Journal of Organizational Change Management, and Review of Policy Research. He is a past President of the Literacy Funders Network, an affinity group of the Council on Foundations.
Frank holds a Masters Degree in Public Administration and a Ph.D. in Sociology from Syracuse University’s Maxwell School. He also carries a Certificate of Advanced Study in Women’s Studies. Prior to joining the Community Foundation, he served as Director for the Center of Urban and Regional Applied Research at Le Moyne College, where he still serves as Associate Professor of Sociology.