When Marissa Davis drives by the new playground at Trenton’s Monument Elementary School she sees the power of community—a community that she has helped bring together as project manager for NJPHK-Trenton.
“So many partners and organizations became involved and collectively made a significant impact on the community. I value the opportunity to be a part of that and finding the strings that connect us,” Davis said.
As a graduate of the University of Delaware, Davis majored in Women’s Studies and Black American Studies. She worked with the Red Clay Consolidated School District, providing strategic planning and curriculum assessments for local implementation of the No Child Left Behind Act.
Davis joined AmeriCorps as volunteer coordinator for Habitat for Humanity, where she was successful in advancing their mission by securing a home sponsorship and cultivating thousands of volunteers. That assignment brought her back to her Trenton roots.
In July 2011, Marissa Davis became a member of the NJPHK-Trenton team. “My goal with the partnership is to continue to raise awareness of the obesity epidemic; broaden access to healthy foods in the community, promote active lifestyles through the built environment and play and to foster community solutions to ensure health equity among our children.”SHARE: