Dominican Women’s Development Center 30th Anniversary Gala

Dominican Women’s Development Center 30th Anniversary Gala The Dominican Women’s Development Center (DWDC) celebrated its 30th Anniversary Gala, marking three decades of transforming lives by providing vital community programs for women, and families in Washington Heights and Inwood. Gala honorees included composer, lyricist and actor, Lin-Manuel Miranda; Dr. Casilda Balmaceda (CEO of Neurology Associates) and philanthropist Jean Shafiroff. Founded by activist Rosita […]


Lin-Manuel Miranda is honored alongside Jean Shafiroff (not pictured) at the Dominican Women’s Development Center’s 30th Anniversary Gala in N.Y.C. on Thursday night. Source:

The Community Activist Who Dresses to Celebrate Her Heritage

By Diana Tsui Rosita Romero wears Tory Burch pumps. Photo: Victoria Stevens In Her Shoes is a column about what real women wear when they need to get things done. Back in 1988, Rosita Romero, along with eight other women, founded the Dominican Women’s Development Center in Washington Heights, Manhattan, as a family-based organization supporting gender equality and social justice. Thirty […]