Ivonne Zucco joined Building One Community in January 2018 as the Workforce Development Manager. In this role, Ivonne manages the Skills Development and the Hiring Site programs. Together these programs train immigrants to acquire professional skills and provide job matching as a community resource.
Ivonne comes into this position after serving as the Executive Director of The Center for Sexual Assault Crisis Counseling and Education for six years. In her former role, Ivonne was responsible for the entire organization's strategy and operations. She created programs, evaluated outcomes, developed budgets, managed finances, mentored and developed staff, wrote grants, originated marketing campaigns and grassroots initiatives. As a driver of social change and systems advocacy, she built partnerships and coalitions, specializing in strong relationships with policymakers, legislators, corporations, foundations, community partners, and volunteers. Before this position, she served as the Bilingual Bi-cultural Counselor, then as Director of Operations and became the Executive Director in July 2011.
Prior to joining The Center, Ivonne owned a small business in Greenwich, worked as Office Manager for Hudson Partners Group a Security dealer in Stamford and was a paralegal in a Civil, criminal and immigration law office serving primarily clients of Hispanic heritage in Stamford.
Ivonne holds and BA in Psychology from Sacred Heart University and an MBA from the University of New Haven. Additionally, she has taken part on several nonprofit best practices training and groups in Connecticut, including Finding Words, Leadership Development Roundtable, Facing Chance, CONNSACS Latino Advisory Committee, and the FCCF Executive Leadership Program.
In addition to her responsibilities with Building One Community, Ivonne serves in two boards: GraceWorks whose mission is to help restore human dignity to the poor and the marginalized by providing financial support for educational, developmental, and health-related projects in India, Kenya, and other parts of the world and The Connecticut Alliance to End Sexual Violence, a statewide alliance of individual sexual assault crisis programs with the common goal to end sexual violence and ensure high quality, comprehensive and culturally competent sexual assault victim services.