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Ahmad Watson

Program Coordinator

Ahmad received his BA in Information Systems from Rutgers University and is currently pursuing an MBA in Analytics and Information Technology at Rutgers University. Ahmad has worked in Newark Public Schools (NPS) as both a Family Advocate and Community Engagement and Outreach Coordinator. During his tenure at NPS, he was instrumental in supporting families by creating success plans to generate positive outcomes and combat chronic absenteeism, housing issues, unemployment and inadequate access to healthcare services.

Ahmad has also served as a Program Coordinator, Facilitator and Residential Counselor and Mentor for the W.E.B. DuBois Scholars Institute at Princeton University. He has co-facilitated workshops and mentored students for the Accelerated Learning Academy (ALA), a STEM program that provides high school students with career development and academic support through a series of STEM workshops and enrichment activities. Additionally, Ahmad has lead recruitment and facilitated leadership workshops for the Role Models for Successful Manhood (RMM) program, a mentoring program for young African American males from Newark.

He currently serves as a Program Coordinator for the Cornwall Center and primarily manages the Promise Parent Leadership Academy, aimed at developing community educators as paraprofessionals with skills to help schools achieve positive academic outcomes. In his role, he is responsible for managing program initiatives, program evaluation, building relationships with partner schools, and working with community partners to address the challenges of schools in Newark.