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Marquise Guzman

Senior Program Director

Marquise Guzman serves as the Associate Director of Neighborhood Partnerships for the Joseph C. Cornwall Center for Metropolitan Studies. Prior to joining the Cornwall Center, Marquise served several different capacities with the Paterson Community Schools Corps (PCSC), AmeriCorps program.

As an AmeriCorps Member with the PCSC, Marquise provided school day enrichment supports and developed youth development programming for K-12 youth. Following his year of service, Marquise joined the PCSC leadership team as the Assistant Director, overseeing the program’s recruitment and onboarding process, training curriculum, and member retention program. Following his tenure as Assistant Director, Marquise was promoted to Program Director, where he oversaw daily operation of the PCSC AmeriCorps program.

Marquise’s current projects and research interest include transformative education, quality out-of-school time supports for elementary and middle school youth, and evidenced based literacy supports. Marquise supervises the operation of the Promise Youth University – Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Center, and the New Ark Freedom School, at Thirteenth Avenue School. Marquise also serves as an active member of Engage Fairmount, an Urban League collaborative initiative for community development, supported by Wells Fargo. Through Engage Fairmount, Marquise oversees several educational initiatives in Fairmount Heights.

Marquise Guzman has a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Roanoke College, and a master’s degree in Child Advocacy and Policy from Montclair State University.