Laura Marceca has been with Center on the Square since March of 2003, when she took on the position of Center Director at what was then called Caring Community. Laura additionally became the Administrative Coordinator of Greenwich House Senior Centers in July 2015. Laura’s overall enthusiasm and commitment to older adults has brought much success to Center on the Square by attracting and engaging many older adults with the dynamic and innovative creative arts programs. She has made significant progress over the years at Center on the Square, bringing attendance to a higher level, engaging new older adults, and developing relationship with agencies that bring various well-attended arts programs to our community.
Laura’s work has been frequently recognized by seniors services organizations around the city. In 2020, Laura was given the Creative Aging Award by LifetimeArts. Laura spoke at the Live On NY Conference in 2019 and for LifetimeArts Creative Aging course in 2019 and 2020. Laura has also received SPARC/Lifetime Arts art grants for all Greenwich House Senior Centers in 2013, 2015, 2018 and 2019.
Before joining Greenwich House, Laura worked for the YMCA of Greater NYC in their youth and family department managing after school and summer camp programs. She spent years before that working in summer camps for the NYC Parks Department, creating unique programs for after school participants and managing a summer camp of over 300 children and over 20 staff.
Laura is a native of Greenwich Village; joining the family at Washington Square North was a warm welcome home for her. Spending weekends in her grandparents’ West Village apartment, strolling Washington Square Park, shopping on 8th street, and people watching from the apartment window were her fondest memories.
Laura is currently specializing in Aging and Social Services at Empire State College, taking classes and working towards a higher degree in Social and Public Policy.