Salomon Moreno-Rosa has spent nearly a decade calling Philadelphia home. By way of Western Massachusetts, Salomon landed in Philly in 2009 and immediately gravitated to the city’s rich character and tapestry of neighborhoods. He has spent his professional career in the public sector, working for both grassroots organizations and government. His passion for public service is deep and a direct result of his time spent in Philadelphia.
Salomon is an Assistant Director at the Urban Affairs Coalition (UAC) where he manages special projects, including the WorkReady program, a long-standing, city-wide workforce development initiative providing employment and professional development opportunities for more than 1,400 young Philadelphians. Prior to joining UAC, Salomon conducted policy research and development, working in the White House Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation (SICP) and the Office of Council President Darrell Clarke at Philadelphia City Council. Salomon also worked for two Philadelphia-based nonprofits, The Greenlight Fund and LIFT-Philadelphia, where he supported their missions to advance local philanthropy and build greater social and economic stability across the city.
Salomon is a native of Amherst, MA, a product of public school, and the proud son of immigrants. He enjoys magical realism, old school hip hop, and rewatching episodes of the Wire. He holds master’s degrees in public administration and education policy, and a bachelor’s degree in urban studies from the University of Pennsylvania.
Salomon is the Director of Volunteer Engagement where he helps bring together passionate volunteers to imagine and bring to life local programming that helps members connect with Philadelphia and get involved. If you have volunteer-related questions, email Salomon.