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Maisha Simmons

Program Officer at Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Greater New York City Area
Nonprofit Organization Management
  1. Robert Wood Johnson Foundation,
  2. United Way of Essex and West Hudson,
  3. National Urban Fellows
  1. Baruch College

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Baruch College

Baruch College

Public Administration

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Program Officer

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
– Present (2 years 11 months)Princeton, NJ

Developing strategies and programs that impact Vulnerable Communities. Specific emphasis; young men of color, community violence, school based programming, social justice, social determinants of health.

Program Associate

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
(3 years 11 months)NJ

Vulnerable Populations Portfolio
Program and project development
Site visits and proposal review
Assist in overall team coordination and activities
Forward Promise a new initiative of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation focused on promoting opportunities or the heatlh and success of young men of color.

Grant Writer and Program Manager

United Way of Essex and West Hudson
(1 year)


National Urban Fellows
(2 years)

Director of Community Services

Cathedral International
(5 years)


Time For More Focus on Young Men of Color(Link)
July 2012


  • Project Management
  • Public Administration
  • Grant Writing
  • Program Evaluation
  • Program Development
  • Grants
  • Community Outreach
  • Non-profits
  • Policy Analysis
  • Fundraising
  • Philanthropy
  • Public Policy
  • Program Management
  • Proposal Writing
  • Nonprofits
  • Community Organizing
  • Capacity Building
  • Social Justice
  • Leadership Development
  • Public Relations
  • Workshop Facilitation
  • Non-profit...
  • Political Campaigns
  • Politics
  • Public Health
  • Public Speaking
  • Youth Development
  • Qualitative Research
  • Legislative Relations
  • Event Planning
  • Coalitions
  • Board Development
  • Government
  • Research
  • Volunteer Management
  • Strategic Planning
  • Grant Administration
  • Strategic Communications
  • Organizational...
  • Economic Development
  • Grassroots Organizing
  • Policy
  • Community Development
  • Corporate Social...
  • Grant Monitoring
  • Community Engagement
  • Social Services
  • Technical Assistance
  • Global Health
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Baruch College

MPA, Public Administration

Activities and Societies: National Urban Fellows

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey-New Brunswick

BA, Psychology, Criminology and Africana Studies

Activities and Societies: Douglass Black Student Congress, Black Women's Association for Black Unity

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