Upward Bound House, a community-based social service agency in Santa Monica that provides affordable housing for homeless families with children and very-low-income seniors, has appointed David Snow as its new executive director.

“David has a wealth of corporate and community experience and a deep commitment to our families and seniors that make him an ideal fit for Upward Bound House,” said Booker Pearson, Upward Bound House board president.

“I am confident that with David’s leadership, Upward Bound House will not only continue to serve our current clients but will expand our effort to address the needs of the 14,000 homeless children on the streets

of L. A. County every night,” Booker said

Snow has been actively involved with Upward Bound House for the past three years.

He first began working with Upward Bound House as a consultant and worked pro bono with the board of directors to develop and implement a strategic plan to enhance donor development efforts, according to the social service agency.

Snow later joined the board of directors and continued to contribute in the areas of donor development, public relations and strategic planning.

“I was drawn to Upward Bound House because of the organization’s commitment to the local community and the tremendous impact we have on the lives of the families we serve,” said Snow. “The work we do is truly


“I look forward to working with our board of directors, our talented staff and our local community to continue the important work of providing vital social services to our community’s most vulnerable members.”

Snow, who has a background in consulting, has worked with a variety of organizations in capacities ranging from strategic planning to development.

He is a graduate of Yale University and has a master’s degree in business administration from the Anderson School of Business at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Founded in 1990, Upward Bound House offers three programs — Family Place, a transitional housing facility for homeless families with minor children; Senior Villa, an affordable-housing facility for the very-low-income elderly; and S. Mark Taper Intergenerational Center, which brings together the three generations housed at Upward Bound House.

Information, www.upward boundhouse.org/, or (310) 458-7779.