Ellen Baxter ’75 Behind ‘Public Living Room’ for Harlem Children (NY Daily News)

Ellen Baxter '75, executive director of Broadway Housing Communities

Ellen Baxter '75, executive director of Broadway Housing Communities

The new Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling, part of the $80 million Sugar Hill Development project spearheaded by Ellen Baxter ’75, H’05, is the focus of a New York Daily News article.

The piece highlights the work of the museum’s director to help execute designs to train children in “the magic of creating art, inspire them with dazzling works by famed artists — and empower them by showcasing the grandeur of Harlem.”

In addition to the museum, the development, on the edges of West Harlem and Washington Heights, will include 124 apartments and an education center for pre-schoolers.

It is being developed by Broadway Housing Communities, the affordable housing non-profit Baxter founded in 1983. Mary Ann Villari ’75 serves as the organization’s managing director and general counsel.


  1. Julie Bertola Cook '82 says:

    This is such an amazing organization. Bowdoin alumni in the metro ny area have to check out the great work that alumna Ellen Baxter and Mary Ann Villari are doing here. They could use our support! Congratulations on the opening of the new Sugar Hill project!

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