YWCA York Welcome New Racial Justice Coordinator

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YWCA York Welcome New Racial Justice Coordinator

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York, PA – (July 11, 2018) YWCA York welcomes Dr. Monea Abdul-Majeed in her new role as Racial Justice Coordinator. Dr. Abdul-Majeed moved to the York area in 2017. She has over 15 years of experience in organizational leadership, statistical analysis, training, project management, and professorship. She received her bachelor’s degree in sociology and politics from Washington and Lee University in 2004. In 2010, she earned her doctoral degree in Sociology and Political Science from Howard University, where her concentration was Social Inequality (Race, Gender, and Ethnicity) and Urban Sociology. Her dissertation title was, “A Historical Materialist Analysis of the Shifts in African American Family Formation, 1960-2008.” 

 “We are thrilled to have Dr. Monea on board,” says Jean Treuthart, YWCA York CEO. “Her skill set and positive energy will move our racial and social justice programming forward in meaningful ways within our organization and out across the York community. Having her focusing solely on this work will increase our ability to provide much-needed trainings and she is highly skilled with data collection, something we have been lacking. Dr. Monea is the right person at the right time.”

Abdul-Majeed was a federal government employee at the U.S. Census Bureau from 2001-2016. During her tenure there, she worked in many different areas including Ancestry and Ethnicity, Workforce Development, Job Rotation, Organizational Climate, Poverty and Health Insurance Estimates, and Risk Management. She earned her Master’s Certificate in Project Management from George Washington University in partnership with the U.S. Census Bureau. While at the Census Bureau, Abudl-Majeed earned the Bronze Award, which is the highest award given, for her work on the Small Area Health Insurance Estimates and Small Area Poverty Estimates data collections. She also served as the Project Manager for the organization’s first organizational climate survey.

Abdul-Majeed has been a professor at Montgomery Community College, Trinity Washington University, and HACC. She has taught Introduction to Sociology, The Family, Urban Sociology, Research Methodology, and Work and Society, and Research Writing.

Abdul-Majeed is currently working with the York County Convention & Visitors Bureau to develop a training titled “Diversity and Tourism: Embracing All Cultures” coming up on July 26. Plans are also in the works for a fall Leadership Summit: A Conversation on Race to be held at York College of Pennsylvania with 150 high school students.

Abdul-Majeed adds, “When I was in high school, I began studying the speeches and writing of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. His writings ignited a fire within me. His example and approach shaped my racial justice philosophy of love, understanding, and tolerance for all. I feel very fortunate that York has welcomed me with open arms and I look forward to serving in a big way!”

Dr. Monea Abdul-Majeed lives in York with her husband, Musa Abdul-Majeed, and their two children, with another due to arrive this summer.

YWCA York is a nonprofit organization with the mission of eliminating racism and empowering women. Chartered in 1891, YWCA York has a long and rich history of creating opportunities for women’s growth, leadership and power through a common vision: peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.  Over 28,000 people are serve each year through the programs and services offered throughout York County. Worldwide, the YWCA impacts more than 25 million people in over 120 countries. For information about the YWCA York, visit our website, www.ywcayork.org.