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About Ayesha

Growing up as the oldest of three girls, in a single parent household in the Jefferson Park Public Housing Development in Cambridge, Ayesha witnessed first hand the socioeconomic barriers that families face. Ayesha is the product of the public school system graduating from Cambridge Rindge and Latin and later attending Wheelock College attaining a Bachelor and a Masters degree in Social work. With over 18 years of service in human services and youth work, Ayesha has felt compelled to serve on an even broader level by running for school committee in Cambridge. She is an advocate for children and is passionate about empowering students and parents to use their voices. Her focus is to make an impact through the combined efforts of students, parents, educators, and the community at large. Ayesha is committed to be a servant leader who assists students in realizing their abundant potential. These unique qualities have afforded Ayesha a bevy of opportunities to serve the City of Cambridge’s youth in many capacities.

With her deep Cambridge roots, wealth of knowledge, experience, and track record of service, Ayesha is prepared to translate her passion and commitment into action to contribute to a shared school vision.


Ayesha Wilson currently works with 8th-12th grade students through Cambridge Housing Authority’s “The Work Force Program”' developing and implementing programs for youth focusing on life skills, job readiness, career awareness, and post-secondary opportunities.

Education

  • Wheelock College: Masters of Social Work

  • Wheelock College: Bachelor of Social Work

  • Urban College of Boston: Associates Degree in Human Services

Experience

  • The Work Force Program: Teacher-Counselor

  • City of Cambridge: Teen Program Director

  • Academic and Behavioral Clinic: Clinician/Lead School-Based Clinician

  • City of Cambridge Childcare After School Program: Teacher

  • Mayor’s Youth Summer Employment Program: Counselor, Senior Counselor, Assistant Coordinator of Payroll and Operations

  • City of Cambridge: Youth Worker

Affiliations

  • YWCA Board of Trustees: Member since June 2019

  • Emerge Massachusetts: Class of 2019

  • YWCA Girls Only Leadership Development (GOLD): Mentor Since 2017

  • Cambridge Branch NAACP: Secretary Since 2016