Marques-Aquil Lewis, Board Chairperson

Marques-Aquil Lewis
Board Chairperson

Personal Objective: To be an advocate for young people and initiate the kind of dialogue that will bring young people and adults together.

Professional Interests: Founder of the Da Youth Organization (Newark), Executive Minister of New Light Missionary Baptist Church (Newark), Minister of Public Relations for his church, and Community Activist.

Personal Biography: A native Newark resident who attended the Newark Public Schools and graduated from Arts High School and remains connected to the schools and community agencies that nurtured him as an adolescent.

Awards: Community Service from United Youth Council, Youth Ambassador of Newark from the City of Newark, Outstanding Community Service Award from Councilman At Large Luis Quintana, and Certificate of Accomplishment by the Abbott Leadership Institute.

Professional Affiliations: Youngest elected member on the Newark Board of Education, Member of the West Ward Collective, West Ward Clergy Alliance, Member of Quitman Street School PTA, and Alumni of the City of Newark’s Youth Connection.